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Learning about sales tactics


Students read a script about high-pressure sales tactics and discuss ways to respond.

Big idea

Recognizing high-pressure sales tactics can help you make the best spending choices for you.

Essential questions

  • What are some ways salespeople try to persuade people to buy something?
  • What are some ways I can make sure I make the best spending choices for me?


  • Recognize high-pressure sales tactics
  • Understand how to respond to sales tactics

What students will do

  • Listen to and act out a script about a young man buying a new cell phone.
  • Identify sales tactics and buying habits from the script.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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