ERIC Number: ED155081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Economic Decision-Making. Decision-Making in Contemporary America, Unit III.
Vetter, Donald P.; And Others
This unit on economic decision-making is the third of five units in a ninth grade social studies course (see SO 010 891 for course description). Major objectives are to help students analyze alternative choices in consumer decision situations and defend the selections; evaluate information and make decisions about what to produce, how to produce, and for whom to produce when making a product to sell; and analyze the interrelationships of producers, consumers, and government, in national and international economic situations. The unit is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the individual as a consumer, and is designed to make students more effective consumers in an ever changing and complex economic system. The second part looks at the individual as a producer, and is designed to make students cognizant of their dual consumer/producer role. The last part considers the individual as a citizen, and is designed to create an awareness that students are not living in a vacuum, but are affected by national and international events. The three parts contain lessons which are inquiry-oriented and are based on student activities. Each lesson contains a stated purpose, a classroom procedure, suggested materials, and activities. Resource pages for activities are included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Communication Skills, Consumer Economics, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Economics, Economics Education, Grade 9, Information Utilization, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Merchandise Information, Problem Solving, Process Education, Production Techniques, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
Donald P. Vetter, Supervisor of Social Studies, Board of Education of Carroll County, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($5.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 891-897; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document; Page ER-42 may not reproduce clearly in microfiche