ERIC Number: ED351461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-28
Reference Count: N/A
Home Economics/Social Studies Cross-Credit Curriculum.
Bellino, Claire; And Others
This curriculum guide outlines two one-semester home economics courses that students can take to fulfill requirements in social studies or vocational education. The courses, Money and Your Future and Consumer Skills, contain the academic competencies from the Connecticut Common Core of Learning required for credit in social studies. The curriculum guide provides the following information: (1) a topical outline for each of the half-year courses; (2) objectives for each of the half-year courses; (3) competencies that students should attain through class activities; (4) key ideas that highlight specific information relevant to the topic, concept, or idea being taught; (5) teaching strategies, including total class activities, independent projects, small- and large-group activities, use of audiovisual aids, and teacher and guest speaker presentations; (6) a variety of learning experiences that involve the student in the study of concepts covered in the courses; (7) an appendix that includes specific items mentioned in the curriculum guide; and (8) a resource listing of a textbook and a student workbook, 10 pamphlets, 25 resources, on a variety of topics; 13 audiovisual teaching kits, and 25 videotapes and filmstrips mentioned in the curriculum guide. The course called Money and Your Future covers the following topics: economic principles, advertising, managing finances, shopping strategies, banking services and investments, uses of credit, and insurance. Topics in the Consumer Skills course are as follows: understanding taxes, personal and career planning, employment choices and strategies, dressing for success, consumer laws, rights, and strategies, individual rights, nutrition, transportation, and selecting and furnishing a place to live. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Consumer Education, Course Content, Credits, Educational Resources, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Home Economics, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Vernon Board of Education, CT.