ERIC Number: ED216950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Law-Related Education Materials (Grades 4-7). Highlands County.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; Landry, Russell H., Ed.
Intended for students in grades 4-7, the lessons in this guide focus on consumer law-related education. Major objectives are for students to gain an understanding of (1) the laws and legal practices in a democratic society; (2) the concepts of authority, order, property, and justice in the operation of institutions; and (3) the processes and functions of consumer issues and law enforcement. Eleven lessons focus on rules and laws, advertising goods and services, deceptive sales practices, contracts, warranties on purchased goods and services, buying on time and managing money, small claims court, door-to-door sales, sound shopping practices, ways in which sellers get ripped off, and forgery. Many lessons involve students in reading, discussing, and analyzing stories, advertisements, and newspaper articles. Although arrangement of the sections vary, typically each section presents an activity, a list of objectives, additional materials and resources, and questions for students. Appendices include a teacher information sheet which lists crimes classified by degree and a sheet which offers tips on how to be an effective resource person. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Courts, Criminal Law, Intermediate Grades, Law Enforcement, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Responsibility, Merchandise Information, Merchandising, Purchasing, Salesmanship, Social Behavior, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Teacher Education Center, Sebring, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Forgery
Note: Some pages are marginally legible and may not reproduce clearly in paper copy or microfiche. For related documents, see SO 013 994 and SO 014 102.