ERIC Number: ED238760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
What Is Your Cobra E.Q.?
Anderson, Deborah B.; And Others
An award winning project for incorporating economics study into the junior high school curriculum is described. As a joint activity of 3 eighth grade social studies classes, 60 students created a videotape program to teach and test 6 basic economic concepts: scarcity and choice, opportunity costs, productive resources, production, supply and demand, and market price. Components of the video program consisted of several teaching segments. Students used a puppet cobra to introduce and discuss the economic concepts, conducted skits which applied the concepts to everyday school situations, and developed questions which tested the covered concepts. In addition to developing and producing the videotape, students advertised and organized viewing of the program by the entire junior high school student body. Program evaluation, based on schoolwide results of the test, indicated that students who had seen the video scored approximately 30% higher than those who had not. Appendices include program script, credits, test, test data, and test directions. (LP)
Descriptors: Awards, Concept Teaching, Costs, Economics Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Marketing, Program Descriptions, Resources, Skits, Social Studies, Student Developed Materials, Tests, Theater Arts
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: Cranston School Dept., RI.
Identifiers: Media Role; Media Use; Supply and Demand
Note: Paper prepared at Western Hills Junior High School for the International Paper Company Foundation's 20th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics (1981-1982).