ERIC Number: ED238758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Free Enterprise System: A Middle School Seminar for Students in Grades 7-9.
Smith, E. M.
A voluntary extracurricular research seminar on free enterprise for grades 7-9 is described. To acquaint students with the free enterprise system and its relation to society, lectures and discussions examine components of an equation. The components are: man's material welfare = natural resources + human effort x tools of production (MMW = NR + HE x TP). In conjunction with this, students examine one aspect of the free enterprise system, producing papers researched entirely from locally available library materials, which are then displayed at a culminating fair. Included in this course description are teaching guidelines, class structure recommendations, and bibliography. (LP)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Research Projects, Seminars, 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.
Identifiers: Free Enterprise System
Note: Paper prepared at Kimmons Junior High School for the International Paper Company Foundation's 19th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics (1980-1981).