ERIC Number: ED173252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers. Volume 16. A Report Developed from the 1977-78 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Eighteen award winning, teacher-developed programs, projects, courses, and materials in economic education are presented in condensed versions. The case study projects are designed to be used in primary, intermediate, junior high, senior high, and college, and are organized into five chapters by grade level. Chapter I suggests ways to teach economic concepts in grades K-3 through activities using a minisociety simulation, a classroom corporation, discussion of economic roles throughout history, and building a house. Chapter II, for grades 4-6, focuses on neighborhood economics, comparison of interdependence in bees' systems with that of humans, the role of transportation in society, and the economics of running a school. Chapter III offers projects on the relationship of economic and political decisions through use of a simulation, a work experience painting classrooms, a study of market economy, and career education for junior high school students. Chapter IV, for high school, teaches practical economics to low-income students, some of them slow learners; economic concepts within a western civilization context; and consumer education. The concluding chapter, for college students, focuses on economic concepts and issues analysis through studies of the market system. An appendix at the end of each chapter provides brief overviews of additional courses and programs in economic education. For each case study, information is presented on grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. (CK)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Business, Class Activities, Community Study, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Investment, Learning Activities, Marketing, Money Management, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Relationship, Resources, Simulation, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 159 087