ERIC Number: ED241441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Garrahy, Dennis J.
One of a series of social studies units designed to develop the reading and writing skills of low achievers, this student activity book focuses on the theme of consumerism. The unit can be used for high school classes, individual study in alternative and continuing high schools, and adult education classes. Following an introduction, five sections cover supply and demand, trade-offs, factors of production, advertising, and the market chain. Each section consists of a short reading stressing vocabulary development and aural discrimination. An appendix contains seven exercises to accompany the readings in the text. Activities focus on reading comprehension and incorporate the topics of stores, comparative shopping, bargains, budgeting, and shoplifting. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advertising, Anthologies, Budgeting, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Content Area Reading, Continuing Education, Current Events, Economics Education, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Marketing, Nontraditional Education, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Skill Development, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vista Unified School District, CA.