ERIC Number: ED204238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Money Management and the Consumer, Basic Economic Skills: "Baffled, Bothered, Bewildered".
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
This document, one in a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumers Applied Today) units for senior high school students, provides an overview of basic economic skills and consumer practices. Project SCAT is designed to help students develop basic skills, solve problems, and apply consumer knowledge necessary for making wise choices in the market place. Each unit features a content outline, student objectives, activities, resources, a specialized vocabulary, film descriptions, student activity sheets, transparency masters, answer keys, and a student booklet. In this specific unit, students examine the consumer role in terms of the free enterprise system, money economy, and the concept of supply and demand. Students list goods and services consumed by the class in a two-day period, invite an economic expert to speak, write a skit based on an equal treatment society, list products that cannot be judged for quality by just looking, discuss the impact of advertising on the individual, collect relevant articles from newspapers and news magazines, and discuss avenues of recourse for the dissatisfied consumer. The student booklet contains relevant vocabulary, readings, and worksheets. (KC)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Learning Activities, Money Management, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, PO Box 1948, Kissimmee, FL 32741 (Six units in this series are $29.50, for cost of each unit contact the project).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.