ERIC Number: ED458391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Buying a Car: Using On-Line Tools. Technology Update.
This lesson plan was created to assist learners in adult basic and literacy education programs with the car-buying process. The goal for the lesson is to "effectively use the Internet to research necessary items before purchasing a car." These nine learning objectives are set: (1) determine what kind of car is needed; (2) determine how much one can afford; (3) decide the trade-in or resale value of a used car; (4) decide whether to purchase a new or used car; (5) decide whether to buy or lease a car; (6) find the best financing available; (7) locate information in order to negotiate the best deal on a car; (8) understand various terms and definitions used in the car industry; and (9) obtain a current copy of a credit report. The lesson plan is organized into the following eight activities: (1) Before Going Online; (2) Trading-in or Selling a Vehicle; (3) New Versus Used; (4) Locating the Best Interest Rates; (5) Insurance Rates via the Web; (6) Negotiating the Best Deal on a Vehicle; (7) Closing the Deal; and (8) Assessment and Evaluation. Applicable EFF (Equipped for the Future)content standards are: lead with understanding; convey ideas in writing; speak so others can understand; listen actively; observe critically; use math to solve problems and communicate; solve problems and make decisions; reflect and evaluate; learn through research and use information and communication technology. Suggestions for instruction are made. The addresses for many Web sites relevant to car buying are given, because use of those sites is important to the activities. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making Skills, Educational Technology, Insurance, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Money Management, Purchasing, Resources, Selection Tools, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web
For full text: http://literacy.kent.edu/Oasis/Pubs/techtalk6-2.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.; National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.