ERIC Number: ED108883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Less is More, Teacher's Guide. The Environment and Society. Adult Basic Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
This manual is designed to provide instruction in adult basic education with discussion and activity materials which show some of the relationships of environment and consumer economics in today's society. The three units included in the guide (Money Management; Food and Clothing Purchases; The Consumer, the Environment, and the Auto) attempt to demonstrate the impact of the environment upon people and the people's impact upon the environment. Each unit features an illustrated activity which is designed for students at the beginning reading level. Other activities and worksheets are appropriate for students at the intermediate level and above. The first unit, Money Management, deals with personal finances in a manner suggesting that they are resources to be managed and utilized fully and wisely. The second unit, Food and Clothing Purchases, presents some specific suggestions and guidelines with regard to making sound choices when using one's personal resources to purchase food and clothing. The third unit, The Consumer, the Environment, and the Auto, uses the automobile for demonstrating enlightened environmental consumerism. Also included in the manual is a filmstrip guide for the filmstrip entitled "Less is More." This section provides hints for using the filmstrip, the text of the script and accompanying photos, and suggested questions for discussion. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Note: a related document is ED 092 675