ERIC Number: ED197197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Consumer: A Community Newspaper. A Consumer Education Curriculum Module for Grades 7-8.
Wilcox, Suzanne Dale
This consumer education module is designed to increase seventh and eighth grade urban student awareness of what it means to be a consumer. The seven units in the module are intended to help students think of themselves as consumers, identify appropriate consumer behavior and the consumer viewpoint in some topical areas, and gather information and write about it in a regular newspaper for the community. An introductory section contains information on the development of these instructional materials. Unit 1 contains seven activities on appropriate consumer behavior. The second unit provides activities to help students learn more about their local area as a place where consumers live and function. The skills required to start and run a community newspaper are covered in the four activities of unit 3. Two activities designed to help students write about the consumer interest are presented in the fourth unit. Units 5-7 contain a total of fourteen activities on consuming entertainment and medical services and supermarket shopping; activities include field trips, discussions, writing articles, and conducting interviews. Appendixes contain student compositions, an issue of a student newspaper, consumer-oriented articles, a health newsletter, and information on selecting a doctor. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Consumer Education, Elementary Education, Food Stores, Grade 7, Grade 8, Instructional Materials, Journalism Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Material Development, Medical Services, Newspapers, Student Projects, Urban Areas, Vocational Education, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.