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ERIC Number: ED238755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Learning Economics through Creating a Country: A Fifth Grade Unit.
Kessler, Jan
A 2-phase project in which fifth grade students create their own country is described. The project offers a strategy for teaching a comprehensive, interdisciplinary unit on economics. In the first phase, students and teacher create an imaginary country. Separate sections outline the teaching procedure involved in this phase: locating the country; choosing a political and economic system; determining the country's natural, human, and capital resources; means of production; trade and interdependence; transportation; and the family as an economic unit. For each section, teaching strategies, content and skill objectives, discussion questions, and resources are discussed. A separate section details the project's culminating activity, in which students use the procedure followed as a class to create their own individual countries. An international fair displaying each student's country is described. Also included are evaluation information and a bibliography. (LP)
National Depository for Economic Education Awards, Milner 184, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fort Smith School District, AR.
Identifiers: Interdependence
Note: Paper prepared at Morrison Elementary School for the International Paper Company Foundation's 20th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics (1981-1982).