Consumer Skills Activities

MOVE: Identifying Dark Patterns

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Match dark patterns to their definitions
  • Identify common examples of dark patterns
  • Examine how dark patterns affect their own lives

MOVE: What Will You Buy?

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Use what they know about comparison shopping to choose between two somewhat similar items
  • Defend their shopping decisions and get a chance to persuade others to shop the same
  • Move, up out of their seats, in eight rounds of fun!

ANALYZE: The Influence of Advertisements (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Understand the various strategies advertisers use to influence consumers
  • Analyze 6 different commercials and identify which strategies advertisers are using most effectively
  • Available in English & Spanish

ANALYZE: What is My Role as a Consumer? (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Reflect on what they currently spend their money on
  • Identify the various factors that might impact their consumer decisions 
  • Explain how their consumer decisions might impact others 
  • Available in English & Spanish

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COMPARE: Types of Identity Theft (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:
  • Explore the various types of identity theft and risk factors for each.

PLAY: Spot the Scam Signs

In this activity, students will be able to: 

  • Analyze examples of five common types of scams
  • Practice identifying signs for the scam examples 

PROJECT: Launch an ID Theft Awareness Campaign (Sp)

In this activity, students will be able to:

  • Launch a Public Awareness Campaign to help students at school learn about different types of ID theft and ways they can protect their information
  • Work in groups to conduct research and create communication tools that they will use during the campaign
  • Available in English & Spanish

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