ERIC Number: ED238813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Product Safety: The Stonewall Hearings. Instructor's Guide [and] Student Materials. Business Issues in the Classroom. Revised.
Maxey, Phyllis F.; And Others
One of a series of units on business designed for secondary school students, this packet examines the issues concerning business responsibility for safe products. Teacher and student materials are provided in separate sections. The teacher's guide presents an overview of activities and objectives, five detailed lesson plans, answer keys, background information, handouts for student activities, and recommendations for using a business person as a classroom resource. The student component contains material for five student activities. Students are introduced to the issue of product safety through two readings which outline various business, government, and private agency responses to product safety problems. This is followed by a simulation of a congressional subcommittee hearing on tire recall. By taking the roles of business people, government agencies, and consumer interest groups involved in the case, students have an opportunity to weigh product safety information and determine a course of action for dealing with consumer complaints and injuries. The simulation is prefaced by an information packet which explains terminology and provides background information. A vocabulary worksheet helps students review new ideas and terms presented in the unit. (LP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Business Responsibility, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Economics Education, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Merchandise Information, Public Agencies, Secondary Education, Simulation, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Business and Society; Product Safety; Regulatory Agencies
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 366-381.