FTC web site helps students become smarter consumers
By Jeff Festa
September 21st, 2010
'You Are Here,' a web site from the Federal Trade Commission, provides lessons on advertising, marketing, recognizing scams, protecting personal information, and other consumer concepts. The site is intended for students in fifth through eighth grade and can be used to complement lessons in critical thinking, writing, language arts, media literacy, business, civics, and social studies. In a virtual mall, students can play games, design ads, chat with customers and store owners, and more. Along the way, they'll learn about key concepts, such as...
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