Consumer Economics

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1.1  Use weights, measures, measurement scales, and money

1.1.1  Interpret recipes

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Cooking"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   click on "Measure", "Mix", or "Bake"

 

1.1.3  Interpret maps and graphs

   GCFLearnFree.org

   click on "Bus Map", or "Subway Map"

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   click on Lesson 3 - "Health Care - A Well Child Visit"

   Lesson Plans for Directions

   "Getting Simple Directions

   Multi-Cultural Educational Services

   click on "Reading a Map"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Directions"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Signs and Landmarks"

   Winona ABE

   "Map Skills"

 

1.1.4  Collect, compute, or interpret appropriate standard measurement for length, width, perimeter, area, volume, height, or weight

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   click on Lesson 3, "Health Care - A Well Child Visit"

   Teachers.net

   "Perimeter"

   The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (Virginia Commonwealth University)

   Go to "Painting" - Click on Lesson 3 - "Buying Paint"

 

1.1.6  Count, convert, and use coins and currency, and recognize symbols

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   "Numbers"

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Counting and Using Currency" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Identify U.S. Money" (Beginner)

   GCFLearnFree.org

   click on "Cash Back"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Currency"

   Reading For Life

   "Counting Change"

  

1.1.9  Interpret clothing and pattern sizes and use height and weight tables

   North Caroline Curriculum Guide

   "The Department Store"

 

1.2  Apply principles of comparison-shopping in the selection of goods and services

1.2.1  Interpret advertisements, label, charts, and price tags in selecting goods and services

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Nutrition Unit (Beginning Level)

   Reading For Life

   "Identifying Price"

   The Internet TESL Journal

   Click on Unit 2

 

1.2.2  Apply principles of comparison-shopping in the selection of goods and services

   Lanternfish

   "How Much Is It?" (A Shopping Lesson Plan)

   Reading For Life

   Click on Reading For Life: Volume 2 - go to Unit 16, "Comparison Shopping" (page 64)

 

1.2.4  Compute unit pricing

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Grocery Store"

 

1.2.5  Interpret letters, articles and information about consumer-related topics

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Reading Critically: Ads and Unsolicited Mail"

 

1.3  Understand methods and procedures used to purchase goods and services

1.3.1  Compare different methods used to purchase goods and services

   Talking Points Worksheets - Shopping Lesson (Student Handout)

      Shopping Lesson - Teaching Suggestions

      TP Homework - "Shopaholics"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 6 - "What Should I Do With My Money?"

 

1.3.2  Interpret credit applications and recognize how to use and maintain credit

   Financial Literacy Lessons for ESL Students

   Unit 2 - "Credit"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Credit and Borrowing"

 

1.3.3  Identify or use various methods to purchase goods and services, make returns

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Department Stores"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Pay Debit"

 

1.3.8  Identify common food items

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   "Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers"

   Eating Well, Living Well

   Online lesson to help learners make better food choices

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Shopping for Groceries" (Beginner)

   Enchanted Learning.com (Label Me! Printouts)

   the following are links to printable handouts focusing on food items vocabulary:

      Dairy Foods

      Fruit

      Meats and Seafood

      Vegetables

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Grocery List"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Foods"

 

1.3.9  Identify common articles of clothing

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Buying Clothes" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Understanding Fall Dress" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Understanding Spring Dress" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Understanding Summer Dress" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Understanding Winter Dress" (Beginner)

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Name Articles of Clothing" (Beginner)

   Enchanted Learning.com (Label Me! Printouts)

   the following are links to printable handouts focusing on clothing vocabulary:

      Clothes (Men/Women)

      Clothes (Night/Underwear)

      Clothes (Rain/Outerwear)

      Clothes (Summer)

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   "Describing Clothes"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Clothes"

 

1.4  Understanding methods and procedures to obtain housing and related services

1.4.1 Identify different kinds of housing, areas of home and common household items

   CLESE - Bright Ideas Curriculum

   "Homes"

   Enchanted Learning.com (Label Me! Printouts)

   the following are links to printable handouts focused on housing vocabulary

      The House

      Bathroom

      Bedroom

      Kitchen

      Living Room

      Rooms in a House

      Office

      Computer

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Rooms and Structures"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Furniture, Fixtures, and Appliances"

 

1.4.2  Select appropriate housing by interpreting classified ads, signs, and other information

   Lesson Plans for Employment

   "Comparing Job Ads"

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit 12 - "Housing"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Location, Location, Location"

   Reading for Life

   "Housing Advertisements"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 8 - "How to Buy a Home, Part 1"

 

1.4.5  Interpret information about tenant and landlord rights

   Fair Housing - Understanding Your Rights

   Go to page 20 - "Can We See the Apartment for Rent?"

   Go to page 29 - "Do You Have Children?"

   Go to page 38 - "We Don't Feel Welcome Here"

   Go to page 47 - "The Credit Check"

   Go to page 56 - "How Many People?"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Renting"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 4 - "Fair Housing Laws""

 

1.4.6  Interpret information about housing loans and home-related insurance

   Fair Housing - Understanding Your Rights

   Go to page 65 - "Are Your Ready to Buy a Home?"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Home Purchase"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 9 - "How to Buy a Home, Part 2"

 

1.4.7  Interpret information on home maintenance/communicate housing problems to landlord

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "When It Doesn't Work"

   The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (Virginia Commonwealth University)

   Go to "Plumbing" - click on Lesson 1 - "Help! Call the Plumber"

 

1.5  Apply principles of budgeting in the management of money

1.5.1  Interpret information about personal and family budgets

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Basic Budget Skills"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   click on "Smart Bucks"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Consumption and Budgeting"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 6 - "What Should I Do With My Money?"

  

1.5.2  Plan for major purchases

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 6 - "What Should I Do With My Money?"

 

1.6  Understand consumer protection measures

1.6.1  Interpret food packaging labels

   Lessons for CASAS Competencies

   "Reading Food Labels"

 

1.7  Understanding procedures for the care, maintenance, and use of personal possessions

1.7.2  Interpret clothing care labels

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Shopping for Clothing"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Department Store"

 

1.7.3  Interpret operating instructions, directions, or labels for consumer products

   Family Literacy Lesson Plans

   Click on Lesson 5 - "Safety"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Child Safety Seats"

 

1.7.4  Interpret maintenance procedures for household appliances and personal possession

 

1.8  Using banking and financial services in the community

1.8.1  Demonstrate the use of savings and checking accounts, including ATM

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Understanding Bank Services"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "ATM"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Banking for Success"

 

1.8.2  Interpret the procedures and forms associated with banking services, including writing checks

   Financial Literacy Lessons for ESL Students

   Unit 1 - "Basic Banking Services"

   GCFLearnFree.org

   Click on "Deposit"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Balancing a Checkbook"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Using a Checkbook"

   Lanternfish

   "Bank Role-Play: 5 Simple Banking Transactions"

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Eleven - "Banking"

   Multi-Cultural Education Services - Minnesota

   Click on "Writing a Check"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Banking"

   Reading for Life

   "Check Writing"

 

1.8.4  Interpret information about types of loans available through lending institutions

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Credit Basics"

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Build and Rebuild Your Credit"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 9- "How to Buy a Home - Part 2"

 

1.8.5  Interpret information on financial agencies and financial planning

   Hope Link Adult Education - State of Washington

   Click on "Money Basics"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Investing"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   "Click on Lesson 6 - "What Should I Do With My Money?"

 

1.9  Understanding methods and procedures for the purchase and maintenance of an automobile and interpret driving regulations

1.9.1  Interpret highway and traffic signs

   EL Civics Education - North Carolina

   "Traffic Signs" (Beginner)

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Department of Motor Vehicles"

 

1.9.4  Interpret maps related to driving

   Lesson Plans for CASAS Competencies

   "Finding a Car"

   Lesson Plans for Directions

   "Getting Simple Directions"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Maps"

   The Lesson Plan Builder

   (you will need to register and sign in to see the list of lesson plans)

   Click on "View lesson plans submitted by others" and then "Practice Following Directions to a Location"

 

1.9.5  Interpret information related to the selection and purchase of a car

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Nine - "Buying and Registering a Car"

 

1.9.6  Interpret information related to automobile maintenance

   Enchanted Learning.com (Label Me! Printouts)

   The following is a link to a printable handout that has vocabulary relating to parts of a car:

      The Car

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Ten - "Owning and Maintaining a Car"

   Reading for Life

   "Interpreting Auto Maintenance Info"

 

1.9.7  Recognize what to do in case of auto emergencies

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide for Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 3: "A Traffic Accident"

 

1.9.8  Interpret information about automobile insurance

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Seven - "Car Insurance"

   Reading for Life

   "Automobile Insurance" 

  

 

 

 

 

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