ERIC Number: ED345040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Consumer Education Program. "Consumers of the 90s."
Minnesota Council on Economic Education, Minneapolis.; Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
This teacher's guide on consumer literacy for grades 9-12 is designed for use in the following subject areas: business education, consumer law, economics, home economics, and social studies. Four units are included: (1) consumer decision making--consumer law and protection; (2) major shopping areas--transportation dilemma; (3) housing; and (4) consumers and the environment--an "environmentally friendly" consumer. Each unit contains the following sections: unit learner outcomes; competencies addressed; materials; economic concepts; notes to teachers; grade level, subject areas, time, and procedures; unit assessment; handout(s); visual(s); case studies; and article(s). Ten brochures from the Minnesota Attorney General's Office accompany the four units: buying a new car; collection agencies; constructive complaining; the "environmentally friendly" consumer; home solicitation sales; landlords and tenants--rights and responsibilities; Minnesota's "lemon law"; Minnesota's used care warrantly law; pyramid schemes; and utility shutoffs. A related "materials lending library catalog" is appended. (NLA)
Descriptors: Business Education, Competency Based Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Economics Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Home Economics Education, Housing, Landlords, Legal Responsibility, Money Management, Purchasing, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Transportation, Utilities
Minnesota Council on Economic Education, 1169 Management and Economics Bldg., University of Minnesota, 871 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Council on Economic Education, Minneapolis.; Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
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