ERIC Number: ED049996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Education: A Senior High Elective Course.
Grout, Marjorie; Rozell, Anthony
The overall objective of this elective senior course and guide is to lead the non-college-bound student toward the maturity of consumer judgement necessary in the complex economic marketplace of today. The scope and sequence section of this guide lists the eight units and includes basic objectives, and conceptual understandings for each: 1) consumer purchasing; 2) purchasing food, clothing, furniture, and appliances; 3) purchasing and maintaining an automobile; 4) housing; 5) short term consumer credit; 6) budgeting, money management, and investments; 7) security programs; and, 8) fraud, quackery, deception, and consumer law. Each of these units is coordinated with chapters in a textbook, "The Consumer and His Dollars", and uses several teaching techniques: discovery, inquiry, mass media, comparative shopping, discussion, field trips, library and resource utilization, problem solving, role playing, creative dramatics, and community resources. In addition to the many learning activities listed, there are basic vocabulary lists, extensive bibliographies of periodicals, books, texts, filmstrips, including three major references --"The Audiovisual Guide in Economics," the "Paperbound Books in Economics," and "Periodical Guide to Literature." This guide is classified as tentative by the project. (SBE)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Curriculum Guides, Economics Education, Elective Courses, Field Instruction, Grade 12, Induction, Learning Activities, Mass Media, Multimedia Instruction, Noncollege Bound Students, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
Glens Falls City School District, 15 Quade Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Glens Falls City School District, NY.