ERIC Number: ED214840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about the Consumer and the Global Marketplace. Grades 4-12, Global Awareness Series.
Koranski, Bruce, Ed.
This teaching guide contains 31 activities for students in grades 4-12 on the topic of the global marketplace. The purpose is to provide students with skills and knowledge to deal with the economic world. The guide is arranged into six parts. The activities address consumer issues from four perspectives. Part one focuses on "Me as a Consumer" using activities such as "Values: What Is Important to Me" and "Why Do I Buy Those Things?" Part two, "The Government and the Consumer," explores issues such as advertising, fiscal and monetary policy, and the Consumer Price Index using activities which focus on concerns of teenagers. "The Consumer: Past, Present, and Future" in part three traces the changes in consumer behavior through history. The activity entitled "2009: What Will Madison Avenue and the Automakers Have for You?" asks students to speculate on the future of the consumer. Finally, in part four, "The Consumer and the World," the issues of trade, labor and capital-intensive systems, imports, inflation, and international cooperation are presented in ways which make the international economic system understandable. Each activity contains an introduction; a list of objectives; and information on grade level, time required, and materials needed. Step-by-step procedures for the activities are provided and often additional activities for the student are suggested. Part five, supplementary materials, includes a set of 25 consumer activity cards for independent student work. For example, students are asked to design a collage that expresses how they view themselves as consumers. Part six consists of class handout materials. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Economic Change, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Policy, Global Approach, Government Role, International Relations, Labor Economics, Learning Activities, Merchandising, Social History, Teaching Guides, World Problems
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($14.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
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