ERIC Number: ED238755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Learning Economics through Creating a Country: A Fifth Grade Unit.
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)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Industry, Intermediate Grades, International Trade, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Transportation, Units of Study
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
Authoring Institution: Fort Smith School District, AR.
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).