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Consumer Sciences, Texas Tech University
Consumer Services
Principles of Human Services
Grade Level:
Impact of technology on consumers
TEKS Addressed:
(3) The student demonstrates the skills necessary to enhance personal and career
effectiveness in consumer services. The student is expected to:
(B) use technology to manage resources.
National FCS Standard Addressed:
1.1.2 Analyze the effects of social, economic, and technological changes on work and
family dynamics.
Key Word Instructional Strategies
Core Course Correlation
and financial
Objective: The student will develop and conduct a survey to
determine how technology is used in financial management.
Have students develop and conduct a survey to determine
how technology is used in financial management processes.
Assist students as needed in developing questions for the
survey and the form on which to record responses.
Divide the class into small groups of two to three. Assign each
group a person to contact and survey. Surveys can be
conducted over the phone, by e-mail, fax, or in person. Have
students contact individuals, such as a banker, a loan officer,
a financial planner, a stock broker, a local business owner, a
credit union representative, a career and technology teacher,
an office manager, a farmer, a florist, or other individuals
using technology for financial management.
Have students compile and summarize survey results.
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