ERIC Number: ED348469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Project Real World: Economic Living Skills for High School Students. Module I, The Canadian Marketplace and You.
Federal/Provincial Consumer Education and Plain Language Task Force (Canada).
Project Real World, a self-contained, activity-based Canadian consumer science program, provides students with systematic instruction in economic living skills. It gives students in grades 10-12 an orientation to the economic realities and opportunities in society. The program helps students function effectively within the rapidly changing marketplace; manage personal and financial resources; apply personal values, citizenship responsibilities, and social, economic, and environmental considerations; act responsibly as consumer-citizens; participate in economic/government systems; and recognize enterpreneurship career opportunities. This module, the first in a series of five, contains three sections: (1) the Canadian marketplace--changes, technology, and environment; (2) the consumer and the economy--economic systems, interdependence, supply and demand, competition, and economic problems; and (3) the influence of the political and social systems on the marketplace--government, society, social change, and advertising. Each section may contain an introduction, purpose, scope, "for the teacher," related content, choices and challenges, and activities. Many activities are community oriented. Decision making, resource management, and citizen participation are emphasized. The activities in the core program are identified in the table of contents. Sections and individual activities can be used as supplements to business education, home economics, law, economics, social studies, or mathematics topics. Transparency masters and two appendices containing a list of resource organizations and tips for working in small groups are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Advertising, Citizenship Responsibility, Competition, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Economics Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, High Schools, Home Economics, Labor Market, Money Management, Political Influences, Social Change, Social Studies, Student Responsibility, Supply and Demand, Technological Advancement, Transparencies, Values
Manitoba Textbook Bureau, 277 Hutchings Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2R4, Canada ($4.25 Canadian; set of five, $26.05).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Federal/Provincial Consumer Education and Plain Language Task Force (Canada).
Note: For related modules, see CE 060 551-554.