ERIC Number: ED238804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Business Environment. Instructor's Guide [and] Student Materials. Business Issues in the Classroom. Revised.
Maxey, Phyllis F.
One of a series of units designed to acquaint secondary school students with business issues, this packet introduces students to the business decision-making environment. Teacher and student materials are provided in two separate sections. The teacher's guide presents an overview, objectives, five detailed lesson plans, answer keys, handouts for student case studies, and recommendations for using a business person as a classroom resource. Student materials contain eight activities to help students understand how business functions. Two readings provide an overview of the business environment and introduce key terms and concepts such as production, distribution, service, corporation, stocks, monopoly, supply and demand, competition, union, and special interests. In a survey, students rank a variety of considerations (profits, safety, productivity, equal opportunity, public interest) according to their importance to American business and conduct interviews on this topic. Five case studies provide students with the opportunity to make business decisions. This unit can be extended by a newspaper research activity in which students apply their knowledge of the business environment to news articles. Concluding the unit is a vocabulary worksheet that reviews key terms and concepts. (LP)
Descriptors: Business, Business Administration, Business Communication, Business Responsibility, Case Studies, Competition, Concept Teaching, Decision Making, Economics Education, Employees, Instructional Materials, Labor, Learning Activities, Marketing, Organizational Climate, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Unions, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.