Explain why when deciding what to buy, consumers may choose to gather information from a variety of sources. Describe how the quality and usefulness of information provided by sources can vary greatly from source to source. Explain that, while many sources provide valuable information, other sources provide information that is deliberately misleading.


Gather information for an electronic good from sources such as manufacturers’ websites, retail websites, and consumer review websites. Explain what information is most helpful in making their decision. Search the Internet and print materials and identify deceptive selling practices.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 8
Strand: Financial Literacy (Adopted in 2023)
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

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2104060: M/J Introduction to Personal Financial Literacy (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

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SS.8.FL.2.AP.1: Identify how consumers benefit from gathering information from a variety of credible sources.

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