Open-Ended Inquiry Activity: Here is an open ended inquiry. Use the See-Think-Wonder Strategy with this photograph from a market in Florida. Ask students to describe what they see. Then ask them to tell you what they think is happening. Finally, inspire students to ask their own questions that will guide their inquiry.
Directed Questions: Here are some directed questions you can use with students. What are they selling? How much do they cost? You can also use this photo to create some mathematics problems. For younger children, tell them the cucumbers are on sale for $1.00 each.
Here are Grade-specific, Standards-based Questions for Financial Literacy
Use the News Extension Activity
Check out flyers in your newspaper to create grocery lists of some of your favorite fruits and vegetables. What can you buy with a budget of $10.00? What about $20.00? How much would it cost to feed your family with those groceries?