ERIC Number: ED214847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teaching Consumer Skills and How to Survive in America.
These consumer education activities will help secondary students become aware of the social and economic problems they will be encountering after they graduate. Interdisciplinary in nature, the activities can be used in a number of ways. They can be integrated into the curriculum through U.S. history, modern problems, sociology, psychology, home economics, mathematics, and language arts courses. Or teachers could do a month-long unit on consumer skills. The activities have been grouped according to the following topics: surviving on your own; jobs; money; comparative shopping skills; food; schedules and contracts; housekeeping; love, marriage, and divorce; and parenting skills. The activities are many and varied. Some examples follow. Students fill out job applications, write resumes, balance checkbooks, develop a budget philosophy, analyze advertising, plan a well-balanced set of meals for one week, determine the cost of marriage and divorce, and clarify their values about parenting. The kind of information provided for each activity includes an introduction, student objectives, grade level, time required, materials needed (handouts are included), teaching procedures, and debriefing suggestions. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Food, Home Economics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Job Skills, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Marriage, Mathematics Education, Money Management, Parenthood Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Sociology, Teaching Guides, United States History
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($10.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: The Center is a joint project of the School of Education and the Graduate School of International Studies. Colored pages and small print type may not reproduce clearly in microfiche.