ERIC Number: ED245987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Global Economics for Middle and Secondary School Students.
Eddinger, Suzanne S., Ed.
Intended to help teachers introduce concepts related to global economics, this book provides 16 detailed lesson plans for students of varying abilities from middle school through high school. Lessons 1-3 teach students about imports and substitutes, unequal resources, scarcity, interdependence, and trade. Lesson 4 provides activities for learning about a production possibilities curve, cost of production, and opportunity costs. A simulation game of free trade is provided in lesson 5 and lesson 6 teaches about absolute and comparative advantage and specialization. In lesson 7, students debate the case for expanded world trade vs. protectionism. Lessons 8-16 provide instruction about trade dilemmas in competitive and controlled markets, multinational corporations, communication problems in international trade, international trade in the state, international trade in the local community, international finance and exchange rates, international monetary systems, socioeconomic changes affecting farmers, and career opportunities in the international field. Each lesson plan identifies major concepts, objectives, materials, and procedures. Necessary student handouts and materials are provided. The book concludes with a series of review puzzles and a list of additional resources for teaching global economics. (LH)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Economics, Economics Education, Exports, Global Approach, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, International Trade, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Monetary Systems, Productivity, Puzzles, Simulation, Specialization
Center for Economic Education, Dudley Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 ($3.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Center for Economic Education.