ERIC Number: ED205422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Grooming: "Let's Fact It!". Health and the Consumer.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.
Personal grooming is the topic of this learning activity package, which is one part of a consumer education series for secondary students. The module attempts to make students aware of the importance of personal appearance and grooming and to emphasize the direct correlation between maintaining good health and looking good. The learning package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of resource materials, film guides, student activity worksheets, a student resource booklet of readings, and answer keys. Content taught includes personal appearance, first impressions, consumer pointers and rip-offs (often designed to lure the consumer into buying fraudulent products guaranteeing instant health or beauty). Students are involved in many activities. Some examples follow. Students role play a situation in which they must judge a person quickly by his physical appearance. They survey the class to see what personal care appliances are owned by class members and then discuss personal factors to consider before purchasing a personal care appliance. Students conduct a test of cosmetics with the brand name concealed, trying to choose the more expensive products. They read journal articles and view films on various topics, including effective measures and ingredients against acne, the use of sun protection factors, and a successful weight reduction program. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Clothing, Consumer Education, Health Education, Hygiene, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Project SCAT, Osceola County School District, P.O. 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: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.; Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL.