ERIC Number: ED238739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Choices in the Marketplace: A Basic Unit on Consumer Economics.
Heyne, Paul; Stevahn, Laurie
Consumer decision-making and its consequences for individual consumers and societal groups are examined in this economic unit for secondary school students. Seven lessons focus on developing an understanding of the concepts of scarcity, supply and demand, resources, choice, price, and interdependence and on fostering an economic way of thinking. In each lesson, a short lecture precedes several activities which draw on student classroom behavior to illustrate basic economic concepts. Two optional lectures discuss the costs and benefits of product improvement and consumer protection laws. A comprehension test, test answer sheet, test item analysis, and teacher background readings for each lesson are provided in the appendix. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council on Economic Education, Olympia.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Business and Society; Interdependence; Supply and Demand
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Joint Council on Economic Education (Kansas City, MO, October, 1982).