ERIC Number: ED418006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Personal Decision Making. Focus on Economics.
Leet, Don R.; Charkins, R. J.; Lang, Nancy A.; Lopus, Jane S.; Tamaribuchi, Gail
This book highlights and examines basic economic concepts as they relate to consumer, business, social, and personal choices. Students are shown connections between their classroom learning and their real-world experiences in budgeting, career planning, credit management, and housing. The set of 15 lessons include: (1) "Decision Making: Scarcity, Opportunity Cost, and You"; (2) "Applying a Decision-Making Model: You and Your Future"; (3) "Planning and Goal-Setting: Can You Get There from Here?"; (4) "A Student's Potential in the Labor Market: It's a Matter of Supply and Demand"; (5) "Price as a Rationing Method: How Does a Market Work?"; (6) "Financial Planning: Budgeting Your Financial Resources"; (7) "Business Decision Making: Are They Out to Get You?"; (8) "The Role of Government: Who Needs It?"; (9) "Collective Bargaining: A Negotiation Simulation"; (10) "Consumer Credit: Buy Now, Pay Later, and More"; (11) "Housing: Deciding to Rent or Buy"; (12) "Advertising: Is Consumer Sovereignty Dead?"; (13) "The Basic Questions of Health Care: What? Why? How?"; (14) "Savings and Personal Investment: If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?"; and (15) "International Economics: Why Should You Care?" Each lesson includes core concepts, objectives, materials needed, lesson description, procedure and closure. Student handouts are contained in the booklet. (EH)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics, Economics Education, Global Education, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Secondary Education, Social Studies
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.