ERIC Number: ED065392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Curriculum Guide Illustrating Selected Spiraling Economics Concepts in Social Studies.
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, LA.
Prepared by a committee of secondary social studies teachers, this publication is designed to show how selected economic concepts can be implemented into the present framework of social studies, grades 7-12, in almost any school system. The same two basic concepts which serve as the core for all the units prepared are: 1) limited resources plus unlimited wants make necessary wise allocation of scarce resources; and 2) specialization and exchange (interdependence) play a vital economic role in any nation. Units 1 and 2, "Growth of Industrial Enterprise" and "Colonization of Virginia" show how economics can be woven into seventh grade American history. Two units for the eighth grade are intended to be incorporated into a study of state history, in this case Louisiana history. "Our Trading World" integrates economic concepts with world geography for 9th grade, and "Progress or Poverty..." is a unit for world geography for grades 9-12. Other units are intended for use in civics, economics, and world history. Each unit is presented in terms of a brief introduction; a list of instructional objectives; a presentation outline; glossary; developmental activities; suggestions for evaluation (in some cases quite general); and an unannotated bibliography. (Author/JLB)
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Authoring Institution: East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, LA.