ERIC Number: ED332031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia 4-H Consumer Judging.
Blackburn, Mary Ellen; Hall, Doris N.
Materials are provided for a consumer education activity designed to help teenagers make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services. A student manual describes how the activity--a consumer judging contest--works. Information is provided on how consumers make decisions. Topics include: needs versus wants; sources of information on products; why people shop where they do; advertising advice; tips when shopping the sales; decision making; and consumer's rights and responsibilities. The final section provides information on how to be an expert judge. The manual is followed by the following materials: a brochure on the activity; contest registration form; information on both junior and senior consumer judging, including objectives, project procedure, project awards, and special regulations; and a list of consumer judging resources, such as videos, multimedia kits, computer programs, magazines, and catalogs. Two lesson plans on consumer judging are provided. Components of each are: title; objectives; time; lists of supplies, materials, and props; and content outline that correlates narration with visuals and student participation. Some additional example situation statements complete this packet of materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Extension Education, Home Management, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Judges, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Money Management, Purchasing, Student Organizations, Student Projects
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Georgia; 4 H Programs