ERIC Number: ED204241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Money Management and the Consumer, Credit: "Ch . a . r . ge!".
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
This unit, one of a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumer Applied Today) units, is designed to help senior high school students develop consumer education skills. For a description of the specific objectives and format of the units, see SO 013 467. This document provides teaching methods, learning activities, and student booklet for a unit on credit. The unit focuses on five concerns: the meaning of credit, how to obtain it, the costs of credit, the limits of personal credit, and consumer protections offered the credit customer. Topics covered include types of credit accounts, installment purchases, credit cards, borrowing credit, the Consumer Protection Act, unfair credit practices, and federal agencies. Students make displays of credit advertisements and contracts, explore opinions about credit, develop guidelines for the wise use of charge accounts, collect and compare credit applications, discuss credit records, practice finding the dollar cost of credit, research service charge methods of national credit card companies, discuss collection agencies, and investigate where to report fraud. A pre- and posttest and reproducible graphics are provided. The student booklet contains relevant vocabulary, readings, and worksheets. (KC)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Credit Cards, Credit (Finance), Economics Education, Educational Objectives, 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.