Overview of lessons
The ACE Consumer lessons that are available for teachers to use in the classroom. Available as web pages and pdfs.
Each lesson in ACE Consumer can be accessed by a link from this summary. You can also download the entire ACE Consumer resource (excluding the Student lesson online activities) in PDF format using the link below.
Thinking about buying?
|Being an ACE consumer – an active, critical and enquiring consumer |
Students will make an imaginary consumer purchase after examining brochures and consider the factors that influenced their decision. They will develop an understanding of the process of making an informed consumer purchasing decision.
Is this right?
|Consumer and business rights and responsibilities |
Students will ask questions about consumer rights and responsibilities after considering the scenario of the broken portable CD player. They will examine and use technical words used in this unit and complete a ‘collect, sort and question’ exercise about these words.
What does the law say
Using consumer laws
Students are introduced to information from key consumer laws and apply this information to scenarios they may encounter when buying goods and services. They determine what guarantees and rights consumers have in each situation.
Know what to look for
|Making sense of consumer information |
Students will access and use consumer information online and/or in print. They will then investigate packaging, product labelling, accurate weight or measure of goods and product safety. Students will then develop one of these areas further by undertaking a group inquiry.
How do I get this sorted?
|Resolving problems with faulty goods and services |
Students will investigate organisations that can assist them when they have a consumer problem like faulty goods or being misled by advertising of goods and services.
Students will consider options available to consumers after purchasing an item that was found to be faulty.
They will use role-plays to illustrate how to prepare and undertake face-to-face discussions with a retailer to resolve the problem.
Using our purchasing power
Consumer influence on markets
Students will consider how their actions as consumers can impact the market (what is bought and sold). They will examine a purchase they enjoyed and one they were disappointed with and consider some actions they could take as individuals and as a group in response.
Students will use the knowledge and skills they have gained in the ACE Consumer programme to complete the Digital Learning Objects.