ERIC Number: ED249126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Credit: A Teaching Unit.
Clanton, Brandolyn; And Others
Intended for teachers of secondary school students, five lessons on consumer credit are presented. In the first lesson students identify and evaluate sources of credit, compare some of the costs and benefits of credit, and learn to apply criteria used in evaluating applications for credit. In the second lesson, students learn about two basic types of charge accounts available to those applying for credit cards. The third lesson examines places where credit can be obtained, interest payments, and costs involved in financing a car. In the next lesson, students learn about contracting for credit. The final lesson helps students understand how state laws protect them in the areas of credit and contracts. Each lesson presents background information for the teacher, a classroom lesson, and supplementary activities. Some lessons include definitions and sample forms. A series of visual aids which highlight key credit laws follows a final situational activity in which students evaluate the legality of certain credit-related situations. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Columbia.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Note: Developed with funds provided by American Federal, South Carolina National Bank and Direct Selling Education Foundation. Portions may be marginally legible.