I want my students to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, collaborators, and communicators. Choosing answers from a list on a test is not the skill we're looking for here. In Comparison Shopping, I am attempting to cross curricula and present scenarios in a more meaningful, more authentic manner, while at the same time challenging students to dig deeper and develop their skills. I look to develop a collection of these activities for use in our classroom.
Decisions, decisions. When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. Here's your chance to do a bit of shopping yourself. Let's see what kind of lists you might make based on the following two products. List the positive and negative features for each on an organized chart, then justify a decision for buying one or the other. Now, can you be the salesman and convince customers that your chosen product is the better choice for them as well?