ERIC Number: ED219329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Classrooms & Community: Using Community Resources in the Consumer Education Curriculum.
Smorodin, Calla; And Others
Intended to supplement the fifth grade textbook "Young Consumers" (part of the "Law in Action Series" by West Publishing Company, 1980), this guide contains 22 lessons each of which includes a classroom visit from a community resource person. The guide is a product of the Urban Consumer Education Project, a cooperative program between the St. Louis Public Schools and the Missouri Attorney General's office. The lessons were developed and field tested by the 40 fifth-grade teachers and 40 community resource persons who participated in the project. Community persons give presentations on a variety of topics including advertising, how to save money riding the bus, crime, ways to conserve energy, consumer problems, contracts, filing a complaint, insurance, utilities, police department, using the telephone wisely, fraud, toy safety, and reading food labels. Each lesson includes the following information: consumer objectives; skill objectives; a listing of related lessons from the text "Young Consumers"; a listing of presentation materials needed by the teacher and resource person; vocabulary words to know; pre-visit activities for the teacher to do with the students; an outline of the resource person's classroom presentation; and follow-up activities that the teachers can use to reinforce the lesson's consumer and basic skills objectives. Also included in the guide is a supplement containing materials such as worksheets and discussion aids which can be used with each lesson and a description of additional community resources in the St. Louis area. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Consumer's Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.