ERIC Number: ED054004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education for Washington Schools. Grades Seven, Eight, and Nine.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
These guidelines and activities in economic education represent one part of a series developed through the combined efforts of hundreds of teachers from twenty-three school districts in the State of Washington and one in Montana over a period of three years. The paramount purpose of the guides is to help implement a program of integrating economics into the curriculum at all grade levels. The overall objective is to insure that every high school graduate has acquired a critical way of thinking about economic matters and problems through the use of scientific methods. The major economic point to be learned in the seventh grade, The Eastern Hemisphere, is that every society must have some organized approach to economic decision-making. Western Europe as a decentralized system, the Soviet Union as a centralized system, and Sub-Saharan Africa are studied. The major theme in the eighth grade is the United States today and how it has changed over the years and includes study of big business, organized labor, government role, competition, industrialization and urbanization, and international trade and investment. In the ninth grade, three major emphases appear: the characteristics, growth, and problems of growth in the State of Washington. The teaching guide for each grade includes: ideas and concepts, technique suggestions, and a bibliography of materials. (SBE)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Economics, Economics Education, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Sequential Approach, Social Studies, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Africa; Europe (West); United States; USSR; Washington