This is a question that many people have asked during this crisis. Before you panic, this activity will help you find solutions. Check out the student guide to use with the inquiry activity.
Check out this video that was created by CBC Kids News.
What did you learn from the informational video? One of the problems is that people are hoarding vast amounts of goods. What are the consequences of this decision? How does this impact other consumers?
The next clip, which is part of the Tampa Bay Times NIE News Video collection, begins with a question: Why did Walmart announce shortened store hours?
What did you discover? Walmart stated the shorter hours will "help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing." How is this helping to protect the food supply? What goods has your family been buying? What are some of the goods your family might need? Check out this Consumer Reports article to see what they recommend.
Conduct more research online. What are things the average family might need? After you complete your research, use the information writing sandwich to plan an article, public service announcement or blog post.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson