ERIC Number: ED164388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer in the Marketplace. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Consumer Education. Developed for Grades 5-8.
Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.
This manual identifies activities and resources for infusing consumer education into English, social studies, science, mathematics, and home economics courses in grades five through eight. The activities are intended to help students recognize their rights and responsibilities as consumers in our society and make intelligent decisions in light of their personal and economic value systems. The suggested activities are based on four concepts: (1) basic economics of the marketplace, (2) legal rights, redress, and consumer law, (3) major purchases of products and services, and (4) special problems such as advertising and product safety. The manual begins by listing consumer education competencies within each of these concept areas. The bulk of the manual is divided into five sections according to subject area. Within each section competencies, classroom activities, resources, and performance indicators are listed for the various concepts. The activities are many and varied. Students view filmstrips, read and discuss books, write plays, role play scenes involving different buyer-seller situations, demonstrate the use of table saws and other tools, use charts and graphs to show monthly expenditures, and design and conduct a survey about shoplifting. The manual concludes with bibliographies of print and non-print student materials and free materials for educators. (RM)
Descriptors: Activities, Behavioral Objectives, Bibliographies, Competency Based Education, Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Home Economics, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics, Merchandise Information, Purchasing, Resource Materials, Sciences, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Project ICE, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Suite 1300, Two Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 (free, limited supply)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA.