ERIC Number: ED150086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Consumer Economics and Law: An Outline of Content for an Elective Course in Grades 9-12 Social Studies. An Instructional Bulletin.
Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.
The pamphlet offers unit-by-unit outlines for a high school course in consumer economics. The 20 objectives of the course stress ability to: assess the proper use of human and material resources, understand the consumer's role in the market system, distinguish the difference between needs and wants, recognize the efficacy of interacting with citizens in the community in order to broaden understanding of mutual problems, know the proper use of consumer credit, plan a voluntary savings and retirement program, learn of public and private consumer protection agencies, and understand basic economic principles. There are 15 unit outlines in the pamphlet. Each presents general topics only; there are no specified activities or discussion questions. For example, in the outline for the unit on laws to protect consumers, seven main topics are presented. These include individual legal rights, agencies to seek help from, warranties, and simple contracts. Each topic has several sub-headings, such as "legal requirements of a valid contract," and "oral and written contracts." Other units cover advertising, budgeting, credit, savings, taxes, fraud, insurance protection, and career planning. The pamphlet concludes with a bibliography of 34 textbooks, supplementary texts, and periodicals; and a listing of 42 audiovisual materials. (AV)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Div. of Instructional Planning and Services.