REGIONS OF A GROCERY STORE<br />Lauren Banks<br />Education 357.002<br />9/10/09<br />
Social Studies Standard 3: Geography<br />K.3.3 – Places and Regions: Locate and describe places in the school and community.<br /><ul><li> Taken from: </li></ul>http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/StandardSearch.aspx<br /><ul><li> Link to activity:</li></ul>http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/gk2/grocery.html<br />
Definitions<br /><ul><li> GROCERY STORE: a marketplace where food items are sold.
CATEGORIZE: to classify or put in categories. </li></ul>Taken from: www.thefreedictionary.com<br />
Background Information<br />Some 243,800 establishments comprised the U.S. retail food industry in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract of the United States. The entire retail food industry combined for total sales of $483.7 billion in 2000, up from $368.3 billion in 1990. Grocery stores totaled 163,000, including 24,600 super-markets (defined as having at least $2.5 million in annual sales). <br />Taken from: http://www.answers.com/topic/grocery-stores-sic-5411<br />
DISCUSSION<br />Ask students how items in a grocery store are categorized?<br />Give examples.<br /><ul><li> Dairy – milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.
Etc.</li></li></ul><li>Geography is EVERYWHERE!<br />EVEN IN A GROCERY STORE!<br />Many food items (and empty boxes) will be in the classroom. Students will have to IMAGINE that our classroom is a grocery store. Together we will designate different sections of the classroom that correspond to “regions” of a grocery store. As the items are held up, the class must vote on where it should be placed.<br />
Name that REGION<br />Students will give each “region” of the classroom store a creative and descriptive name. <br />For example, <br />The freezer section - ANTARCTICA<br />
QUESTIONS to CONSIDER<br /><ul><li> Ask students to look at and think about the regions they have created in the classroom.
Which regions are the largest, and which are the smallest?
Which have the items that most appeal to students?
Could they rearrange any of the items or classify them into more than one region? </li></li></ul><li>REGIONS<br />Show students a map of the United States, and explain that regions exist in the country as well as in the classroom. Point out some of the country's regions: Northwest, Southeast, Midwest, etc.<br />
SUPERMARKET!<br />By Charlotte Doyle <br />Illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott<br />AMAZON REVIEW: As a mother wheels her little one through the supermarket, this simple, straightforward text comically belies the cumulative chaos the toddler is leaving in their wake. Lively illustrations of rolling vegetables, slipping customers, and toppling cans carry the punchline in this entertaining excursion that will have readers big and small laughing in recognition.<br />