ERIC Number: ED211443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Free Enterprise Curriculum Guide. Secondary Social Studies. Bulletin 1598.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
This curriculum guide for secondary teachers outlines resource units dealing with the free enterprise system. Although intended for use by teachers in Louisiana, the guide can be utilized or adapted by educators in any state. The guide is comprised of nine sections dealing with the following topics: (1) heritage and characteristics of the American free enterprise system; (2) the nature of the American economy as a free enterprise system; (3) the role of the individual in the free enterprise system; (4) the role of money and banking in the American free enterprise system; (5) the role of business; (6) the role of labor; (7) the role of government; (8) the American free enterprise system and other economic systems; and (9) problems, benefits, and the future of the American free enterprise system. From one to six units are outlined within each section. Objectives, concepts, generalizations, learning activities and a vocabulary list are provided for each unit. Teachers will find it necessary to develop the resource units structured by the curriculum guide into teaching units and lesson plans. A sample eighth grade unit on the Louisiana purchase, a discussion of evaluation techniques and a bibliography of student resources are also included. The appendix contains two skills charts. One of the charts identifies skills that are to be cooperatively developed and are, therefore, shared responsibilities of social studies teachers and others. The other chart designates those skills which are the major responsibility of the social studies program. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Banking, Business, Comparative Analysis, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Learning Activities, Monetary Systems, Problems, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Units of Study, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Identifiers: Free Enterprise System