ERIC Number: ED190428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Boxed In, Bagged Up, In a Wrapper. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Materials.
By completing the activities in this unit of study, third graders will learn how the packaging of materials affects purchasing decisions. The unit, which was developed by teachers, is individualized and intended for use in learning centers. Specific objectives include teaching children to recognize and evaluate the three components of packaging art: color, lettering, and characters. Some examples of the activities in which students are involved include the following. Students are asked to choose one type of product such as laundry soap, go to the grocery store, and then make a chart of the main colors on the packages. In another activity students are given a list of products and asked to study different styles of lettering, to write two words that describe each type of letter, and then to write down a product that might use this type of lettering on its package. Students also design characters to go with products. The unit is comprised of a teacher's guide and a student booklet. The teacher's guide contains instructions for the teacher, pre- and posttests, and copies of all student worksheets. The student booklet contains brief background readings and specific directions which the students must follow to complete the units. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Project Consumer Operations Survival Training (COST), Easton, KS.