ERIC Number: ED205746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Consumer Citizenship Curriculum Guides for Social Studies, English, Science, Mathematics.
MacKenzie, Louise; Smith, Alice
These four consumer citizenship curriculum guides for social studies, English, science, and mathematics incorporate consumer education into these subject matter areas in grades 8-12. Each guide is organized around 10 main component/goals. They are basic economics in the marketplace, credit, consumer law/protection, banking skills, comparison shopping for goods and services, advertising and our society, responsible budgeting, insurance, taxes, and conservation of energy and resources. Each specific objective under the goals lists performance indicators and suggested evaluation for each one. A taxonomy provides the teacher with consumer knowledge related to the performance indicator. Suggested learning experiences provide activities directly or indirectly related to the specific objectives. Learning experiences for the gifted and slow learner follow the social studies, English, and science guides. A section for the gifted in mathematics follows the mathematics guide. Appendixes include the Consumer Citizenship Curriculum Guide Grid, descriptions of the slow learner and gifted child, and a partially annotated list of selected resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Advertising, Banking, Behavioral Objectives, Budgeting, Conservation (Environment), Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Credit (Finance), Curriculum Guides, English Curriculum, Gifted, Insurance, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Taxes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Curriculum Research and Development Center.