ERIC Number: ED099297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Consumerism and the Decision Making Process. Project Quest [Quality Urban Environmental Study Training].
Cardone, Kenneth; Paine, Mary
Activities for grades 4, 5, 6, and junior high acquaint students with consumer and economic problems, particularly how people spend money and methods used in advertising. The guide opens with a vocabulary list. Then, five objectives, using hypothetical situations, introduce the student to the decisions involved in spending money wisely. For instance, objective 3 requires students to justify the use of a hypothetical birthday gift of $10.00. To clarify the decision-making process, the guide suggests choices, illustrated by slides; "why type" questions; oral discussion; and small groups doing comparison shopping from newspaper ads. Next, a teaching unit on propaganda describes seven forms of propaganda to be illustrated by transparencies and discussed in class. Twenty-five projects dealing with propaganda or consumer activities, such as watching TV in order to analyze commercials, making a menu for a hamburger stand, and three consumer game suggestions for the classroom conclude the guide. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brockton Public Schools, MA.
Note: Transparencies and slides mentioned in this document are not available from EDRS