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ERIC Number: ED140315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 237
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Patterns of Life, Unit One: Consumer Education; Language Arts Program for Low Achievers, Grade 7. Revised Edition.
Brown, Alvin B.; And Others
This volume provides a motivational scheme which uses consumer education to teach language arts and build self-confidence in low-achieving junior high school students. Seventeen sequences describe strategies for teaching various aspects of consumer education, including definition of the consumer, problems that face consumers (including discussions of standard of living, supply and demand, and business organizations, advertising, and installment buying), the responsibilities of consumers (including treatments of employment, budgeting, credit, utility, proper use of goods and services, and so on), and consumer protection (spanning such topics as guarantees and warranties, legislation, and other consumer aids). Illustrations, activities, and worksheets are presented for many of these units. The final sequence establishes criteria for evaluating students' progress and for assessing the degree to which the program was successful. A bibliography of reference resources and a glossary of terms complete the volume. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, MA.
Note: Teaching Unit prepared at M. Marcus Kiley Junior High School