ERIC Number: ED430826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The World Wise Consumer: Consumer Strategies in an Age of Scarcity.
This curriculum guide is based on the notion that consumers can no longer afford to buy goods without thinking of the consequences. The unit presents students with criteria for making wise consumer choices. Twenty-six lessons offer data for examination and encourage students to calculate the consequences of various courses of action. Lessons look at economic relations between nations, energy shortages, political instability in developing nations, the widening gap between the rich and poor between and within nations, the penetration of every economy by multinational corporation, massive food shortages, degradation of the environment, and refugees world wide. The focus is on how these phenomena are affected by or have an effect upon consumers. Student handouts, worksheets, and resources are provided. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Note: Contributors to the publication are Bruce Koranski, Twila O' Hotto, and Bridget Bohan.