Subject:

Shopping

Thematic Scenario:

Shop 'Til You Drop

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students obtain information about merchandise in target countries and demonstrate an understanding of shopping for products in the target countries.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Knowledge of specific shopping customs.
Cultural knowledge of products and purchasing customs in the target countries.
Knowledge of currency and exchange rates in target countries.

Strategies:

Internet Search:
Students search the internet for relevant information needed for participating in shopping experiences in target countries.
Research:
Students gather information about clothing styles, shopping, prices, etc. by accessing target countries' magazines, ads, etc. on the internet or in hardcopy.
Students view and discuss a video of a fashion show from target countries.
Student pairs compare, contrast and analyze research information.
Graphic Organizer:
Student pairs use a chart to compare, contrast, and analyze clothing styles, prices, budgets, closet space, etc. between the target countries and the U.S.
Students use a graphic organizer to chart analyzed information to be posted in the class.
Pair Activities:
Student pairs research how people in selected countries spend their money and how much money they earn.
Students work in pairs, watching authentic TV commercials and then creating a TV shopping commercial for the target countries.
Cooperative Learning:
Students conduct interviews to find out what is a necessity and what is a luxury in selected countries.
Students debate shopping issues of necessary vs. luxury items in selected countries.
Students plan and perform a dialogue on shopping between an American and a person from the target country comparing needs and luxury items from each culture.
Students create parallel budgets between an American student and a target country student.

Assessments:

Written Projects:
Students research how people in target countries spend their money and how much money they earn, meeting specified criteria.
Students compare, contrast and analyze research information, meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentations:
Students conduct interviews to find out what is a necessity and what is a luxury in selected countries, meeting checklist criteria.
Students create parallel budgets between an American student and a target country student and make a class presentation of the budget, meeting rubric criteria.
Student pairs create a TV commercial for a product in the target country, meeting rubric criteria..
Students create parallel budgets between an American student and a target country student and make a presentation of the budget to the class, meeting specified criteria.

Resources:

Internet resources
Library resources
Videos
Camera