Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Day 13: Consumer Protection Agencies

  • Explore the cause and effect of the consumer movement
  • Identify government agencies responsible for protecting consumers
Today's Agenda
  1. The Jungle- Reading Activity
  2. The Consumer Movement and Consumer Protection Agencies
  3. Consumer Agencies Hard at Work

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 11: Consumer Bill of Rights

  • You have 10 minutes to finish up the Decision Making GDoc from yesterday.
  • Answer question number 1 on the Bill of Rights Gdoc (in your folder)
  • Examine the relationship between rights and responsibilities
  • Explain how different roles have different rights and responsibilities
Today's Agenda
  1. Student/Teacher Rights and Responsibilities
  2. The Consumer Bill of Rights

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 10: Decision Making

Bell Work:  
Add information from yesterday's Economics Lesson to your Unit 1 Notes & Review (in your Gfolder)

  • Apply the rational decision making process when making choices
  • Recognize the effects of decisions
Today's Agenda
  1. Making Decisions PowerPoint
    • Complete the Part 1 of the Opportunity Cost & Decision Making GDoc (after slide 3)
    • Complete Part 2: Decision Making 
      • I will come around at the beginning of class tomorrow to check for completion

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 9: Economics

  • Describe how consumer demand affects the price of goods
  • Classify the economy of the United States
Today's Agenda
  1. Basic Economics
  2. Supply & Demand 
  3.  It's Economics (Chris Brown Parody
  4. Break up into 8 groups.  (2 of each Mixed, Command, Market, Traditional)
       a.  Describe the type of economy in terms we can all understand!
       b.  Pros and Cons of the type of economy.
       c.  Give 2 examples of countries that have this type of economy.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 8: Selling Practices

  • Complete PART ONE of the Selling Practices GDoc (in your folder)
  • Recognize selling practices which can be harmful to consumers
  • Evaluate selling techniques to differentiate between deception and fraud
Today's Agenda
  1. Selling Practices Worksheet- Part One
  2. Selling Techniques Discussion
  3. Selling Practices Worksheet- Part Two and Three
  4. Too Good to Be True Hall Of Shame

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 7: Advertising

  • Make sure your nutrition labels assignment is complete and in your Consumer Ed Folder.
  • Differentiate between different types of ads
  • Evaluate consumer responses to advertisements
Today's Agenda
  1. Advertising Techniques Discussion
  2. Identify the Type of Advertising

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 6: Nutrition Labels

*Show me your labels for extra credit!
  1. Dr. Oz Explains Nutrition Labels
  2. Complete the Reading Nutrition Labels GDoc (in your folder)
  3. Your Turn!
    • Add the folding to the bottom of your Reading Nutrition Labels GDoc:
      • Look up the nutrition label for three of your favorite foods:
        • Paste a picture of each label on the Google Doc
        • Write a 2-3 sentence explanation on each telling me if each item is healthy and why you think it is or isn't (based on the information in the nutrition label)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 5: Sources of Information

  • Inside your Consumer Education folder on the Google Drive, create a new folder called Unit 1:  Consumerism  Then place all of your documents in that folder.
  • Identify different sources of information for consumers
  • Use information to make informed decisions
1.  Let's talk about the Compulsive Shoppers.
2.  Sources of Information Group Activity. 
  *As a group make 1 copy and put all names in the title.  Don't forget to put it in one of your G-Folders.
3.  Discuss Sources of Info.
4.  Bring in a nutrition label tomorrow for extra credit!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 4: Consumerism Cont.

1.  Finish up MTV True Life:  I'm a Compulsive Shopper

Compulsive Shopper Link

2.  Work on the Compulsive Shopper GDoc (in Consumer Ed folders)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 3: Consumerism

Don't forget to bring your earbuds each day & keep your phones away!


You have about 5-10 minutes to finish up.
*Make sure your name is in the title next to Unit 1 Chart & that it is dropped into your Con Ed Folder.

2. Discuss chart & terms. Anyone want to show theirs???

3.  Watch MTV True Life:  I'm a Compulsive Shopper

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 2: Info Sheet, Chrome Stuff, & Consuming

1.  Fill out the Student Information Sheet
2.  Check your Google Folder make sure you have copies of the following docs.  If you don't, make a copy and put it in your folder:

Unit 1 Notes & Review
True Life Compulsive Spender

3.  Class Notes Philosophy



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 1: Welcome!

1. Seats and Roll Call
2. Syllabus and Expectations

3.  Digital Stuff
4. Student Information Sheet

*Reminder- You will need your earbuds tomorrow....and everyday.