ERIC Number: ED166383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Metrics for the Consumer. A Teacher Inservice Module for Secondary Level Consumer Education Units in Home Economics, Business Education, Social Studies and Related Areas.
This teacher-oriented learning module for secondary level consumer education teachers, the last in a series of three, was developed to provide information on the metric system and ideas for conveying this content to students. The module begins with a definition and general goals of consumer education, a rationale, an overview, ten module performance objectives, performance objectives over eight areas for learning the metric system by doing, and a pre-test. The next portion of the module covers the ten performance objectives and for each one (varying from one to three pages in length) includes content correlated with student learning activities. The areas of content covered include the following: history of the metric system, why the metric system should be used, and how metrics will affect our daily lives. The module then focuses on learning metrics by doing, and includes the following: an explanation of how to organize the class into eight groups, a list of supplies needed by each group, and worksheets containing learning activities for the groups. The learning activities cover eight areas, among which are mass, volume, temperature, and personal measurements. A posttest and a list of supplemental resources conclude this module. The appendix includes additional teaching materials, answer keys, and transparency masters. (EM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Course Content, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Metric System, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides
Michigan Consumer Education Center, Eastern Michigan University, University Library, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.; Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Consumer Education Center.
Note: For related documents see CE 019 046-047