ERIC Number: ED174858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Consumer's Choice. A Manual of Supplemental Consumer Education Teaching Strategies. Developed for Grades K-4.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
Designed for grades K-4, this manual contains suggested teaching strategies for infusing consumer education into the academic areas of art, language arts, mathematics, science/health, and social studies. Each of the twenty to thirty learning activities provided for each of the academic areas is based on competencies related to one of four concepts: basic economics of the market place; legal rights, redress, and consumer law; major purchases of products and services; and special problems such as advertising and product safety. Included with the learning activities are resources needed, followup activities, and student performance indicators. All together, twenty-four consumer competencies, each with several sub-competencies, are covered (e.g., "Demonstrate the use of the monetary system," and "Analyze advertising and its influence on the consumer"). A resource list is appended. (JH)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Art Activities, Behavioral Objectives, Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.