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Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt: Researching Nutrition to Advertise for Health
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Seven 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Sample nutrition labels
- Several pieces of a butcher paper and markers
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
- Nutrition Research Guide
- Advertisement Analysis
- Marketing Group Checklist
- Collect several food labels that include nutrition facts. Before Session One, show students several food labels and explain that they will read the nutrition facts from similar labels to complete a scavenger hunt in a grocery store or at home. Send students home with the Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt guide, and give them several days to complete it.
- Prepare enough butcher paper and markers so students can work in groups of three or four to record their scavenger hunt information on charts. You might want to make the butcher paper look like big nutrition labels that include space for several foods. Keep one or two pieces of butcher paper blank for notes you will want to post in the classroom.
- Make copies of the Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt guide, the Advertisement Analysis, and the Marketing Group Checklist handouts for all students.
- Make one copy of the Nutrition Research Guide for each pair of students.
- Peruse the various Websites listed in the Nutrition and Advertising Websites list to familiarize yourself with them, to prepare for discussions about food marketing, and to learn how students will find information for their Nutrition Research Guides.
- Arrange for students to have Internet access for Sessions One, Two, and Three.
- Bookmark the Nutrition and Advertising Websites on all computers that students will be using.
- Test the Venn Diagram tool to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- See other ReadWriteThink lesson plans on advertising (Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising , Identifying and Understanding the Fallacies Used in Advertising , and Exploring Consumerism Where Ads and Art Intersect) and consider adapting some of their instructional strategies into this lesson.