ERIC Number: ED225934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Economics in U.S. History: Ideas and Activities. A Report from the National Science Foundation.
Nelson, Lynn R., Ed.
Eighth and eleventh grade U.S. history teachers, participating in a summer workshop, developed these activities to help improve students' economic understanding of United States history. Adaptable to a wide range of student abilities and interests, most of the activities are self-contained and include student handouts of readings and exercises. Examples of activities: students discuss short readings; role play a school board faced with the necessity of cutting back on school expenses; analyze and discuss charts showing the effects of inflation on farmers in the 1980's; develop their own economic society after being shipwrecked on an island; analyze a New Deal cartoon; compare and contrast different labor unions; and analyze the effect of the gross national product on the economy for the period 1920-1933. The kind of information provided for each activity includes time required, recommended grade level, major concepts, instructional objectives, rationale, materials needed, teaching procedure, and evaluation methods. Conference participants and staff are listed. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Social Studies Development Center.
Identifiers: Free Enterprise System
Note: Material developed by participants in the National Science Foundation Conference "Improving Pre-College Economics Instruction in U.S. History" (Bloomington, Indiana, Summer 1981).