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Cracking the Case: What's Causing Eggflation?

February 6, 2023

Cracking the Case: What's Causing Eggflation?

Ask Students: What has led to eggflation? Where is egg inflation taking place? When did eggflation start to become a problem?

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Prices at the grocery store have risen for many foods, but the cost of eggs climbed the most in the last year and consumers have scrambled to keep up. What’s behind so-called Eggflation?

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Discussion Questions

  • Who are the individuals and groups discussed in this piece?
  • What has led to eggflation?
  • Where is egg inflation taking place?
  • When did eggflation start to become a problem?
  • How do economists say we should deal with the problem of inflation?
  • Why were certain products like eggs hit particularly hard by inflation?

Focus Questions

Media Literacy: Why do you think the NewsHour chose to air the story about egg inflation at this time?'

How do you think we should deal with eggflation? Take a look at the map below: What do you see? What do you notice? What questions do you have?

eggflation map from datasembly

Republished with permission from PBS NewsHour Classroom.

PBS NewsHour Classroom

PBS NewsHour Classroom helps teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and international news stories.

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