Comparison Shopping – Needs and Wants

This lesson introduces students to the basics of comparison shopping.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Understand how to carefully consider alternatives before making a purchase.

Suggested Grade Level

3rd Grade – 6th Grade

Lesson Excerpt:

This lesson introduces students to the concepts associated with comparison shopping and choosing the best option. The activities in this lesson will introduce students to the difference between needs versus wants. Students will also learn to scrutinize advertising to discover messages that may affect their decisions.

Armed with these skills, students will be better consumers. They will develop healthy spending habits and learn to avoid spending traps.


Teacher’s Guide

Teacher’s Guide

Student Activities:

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