ERIC Number: ED246002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Newspaper Activities for Young Consumers.
Designed for intermediate and junior high level students, the handbook gives 11 lessons using newspaper activities for teaching consumer education. The activities help students (1) define consumer education terms and distinguish between wants and needs; (2) define the term "caveat emptor" and understand the concept of consumer responsibility; (3) explain why laws are necessary for consumer and seller protection; (4) explain how the Pure Food and Drug Act came into being and possible needs for revision; (5) explain three laws regulating labels; (6) define consumer-related terms; (7) create a classroom newsletter to reflect consumer knowledge; (8) recognize the importance of correctly interpreting information in advertising; (9) recognize and explain different appeals used in advertising; (10) explain the difference between advertisements that use "puffing" and dishonest advertisements; and (11) explain the work of the Federal Trade Commission, identifying two laws controlling advertising. For each stated objective, there are activities involving the clipping of display and classified advertisements for question answering, story writing, label analysis, interviewing, and student advertisement writing. (LH)
Descriptors: Advertising, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Propaganda, Purchasing
Albuquerque Journal/Tribune, P.O. Box J/T, Albuquerque, NM 87103 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Journal/Tribune, NM.
Identifiers: Consumer Skills; Newspaper in the Classroom Project
Note: Prepared by the Newspapers in Education project. The booklet is designed to be used in conjunction with "Young Consumers, Law in Action Series," (Riekes, Linda and Ackerley, Sally Mahe; West Publishing Company).