Level B: From Farm to Table: The Ups and Downs of What We Buy
This lesson explores a commodity market, hog farming, from two different perspectives. Students experience a simulated large and small farm, comparing the similarities and differences among trends, including retail pork prices and availability of pork.
Represent and interpret data on a line graph.
Describe possible causes of oscillating price, demand, and supply by comparing simulated large and small hog farms.
Write an editorial article based on simulation trends.
Investigate different types of hog farms and write an editorial article with findings.
Math: Representing and interpreting data
Reading: Describing connections among ideas
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Characteristics of a market economy, how people deal with scarcity of resources, how consumers react to rising/falling prices of goods.
Simulation: From Farm to Table: The Ups and Downs of What We Buy