ERIC Number: ED401220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Dollars and Sense: An Interdisciplinary Unit on Consumer Skills. Networking the Disciplines Series.
Finney, Margaret; And Others
This unit utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to economics education for children in middle school. The focus is on consumer awareness and there are four sections of learning activities and suggestions, one for each of the core disciplines: language arts, social studies, science, and math. The unit gives students experiences with concepts related to the use and handling of personal finances and helps students become more knowledgeable buyers. Many communication skills activities appropriate for reading classes and other disciplines are included. The activities are designed for a range of learning styles and intended for individual and group participation. The unit is designed to be flexible and fit the needs and interests of classrooms and students. (EH)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Economics, Economics Education, Family Life Education, Home Economics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Money Management, Practical Arts, Social Studies
J. Weston Walch, Publishers, P.O. Box 658, Portland, ME 04104-0658 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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