ERIC Number: ED052101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Teaching Personal Economics in the Social Studies Curriculum.
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
The purposes of this guide, for use at the secondary level, are to: 1) define the nature and scope of personal economics, indicating specifically six major forms of economic activity that individuals engage in; 2) identify basic ideas and concepts within each of these six categories; 3) describe a process of personal economics decision-making; 4) provide a "personal economics grid" that relates the major areas of personal economic activity to the decision-making process, and to the effects on the economy as a whole; and, 5) suggest a method of teaching personal economic understandings and provide specific curriculum applications. The areas of the social studies curriculum chosen for emphasis are: civics/government, American and world history, economics, and the other social sciences. Part II of this guide sets out the structure, ideas, and concepts of personal economics; examines an analytical framework by which teachers can translate the aims and content of the structure into viable study units; and, offers teaching suggestions for use in the three subject areas mentioned above. Sample teaching units, including objectives, economic overview, and teaching techniques are included. Part II is comprised of a postiion paper for the Personal Economics Project, by Meno Lovenstein; a few diagrams which can be used as tools of analysis; and, a section on selected study materials, both print and non-print, all annotated. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: American History, Annotated Bibliographies, Civics, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Economics, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Money Management, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), World History
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Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.