ERIC Number: ED200475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Inflation: Consumers Counter the Cost of Living. A Consumer Education Curriculum Module for Grades 10-14.
This publication suggests classroom activities and resources on inflation for use in secondary and adult/community education. Objectives are to enable students to: identify and analyze varying points of view and policy proposals on inflation; apply the decision-making process to various alternatives regarding inflation; and achieve a broader understanding of the options available to consumers as they participate to influence change regarding the inflation problem. For each topic related to inflation the following is provided: an objective, suggested learning activities, classroom materials needed, teacher resources, and suggested evaluation procedures. Although student worksheets are provided for many of the activities, publisher available materials are required for some of the activities. The activities in which the students are involved are many and varied. Some examples follow. Students take an Inflation Attitude Survey. They survey their parents or adult members of the community using the instrument and compare the opinions of adults with those of the students. Students read, summarize, and report on current newspaper and magazine articles. They research, either by group or individually, the prices of 10 common food items. Other activities involve students in role playing a 30-minute television panel discussion of what individuals and groups can do to help counter inflation, in completing a worksheet entitled "My Plan to Counter Inflation Costs", in viewing and discussing filmstrips, and in listening to mini-lectures. Pre- and posttests, a glossary of terms, and an index of organizations are included. An annotated bibliography cites materials representing a variety of points of view regarding inflation. Books, journal articles, pamphlets and reports, films, video cassettes and filmstrips, and simulations are included. The publication concludes with several position papers on inflation. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Consumers' Education.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Consumer Education Center.
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