ERIC Number: ED100756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Enriching the Curriculum Through Consumer Education.
Euclid City Schools, OH.
The guide contains class activities for consumer education at the elementary grade level. The interdisciplinary activities are appropriate for whole class, small group, or individual research in consumerism. Teachers can adjust the activities to any elementary grade level by varying the approach. The guide's major objective is to help children develop certain skills, concepts, and understandings which will enable them to function effectively in the marketplace of our free enterprise system. Teaching techniques suggested include field trips, crossword puzzles, use of audio visuals and bulletin boards, games, role-playing, and classroom discussion. The guide lists skills that the activities will develop. The major portion of the publication contains 58 activities. Some of the topics for activities include Buying Toys, Supermarket Economy, Family Grocery List, Stock Exchange, Economics of Shoplifting, Does TV Create Needs, What Does Education Cost, Paper Towel Test, and Solving the Sales Slips. Each activity is explained in detail and in many instances the materials which the teacher would use in the classroom are included. The correlation of each activity to the math, social studies, science, language and art curriculum is indicated. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Consumer Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Family Life Education, Home Economics Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Money Management, Resource Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Euclid City School District, 651 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123 ($5.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Euclid City Schools, OH.