ERIC Number: ED253469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Integrating the New Economic and Social History into the History Curriculum in Secondary Schools.
Poulson, Barry W.
In order to address the significant gap between the ideas emerging from the new economic history and the economics actually taught in secondary school classes, successful strategies from a series of summer institutes are described. Each topic begins with a discussion of basic concepts and recent developments in the economic theory of that particular institution. A selective, rather than comprehensive, introduction of economic concepts and principles necessary to understand that institution results. Thus one can study the Puritan family as an economic institution or the effect of the Industrial Revolution on the family. A portion of each session is devoted to discussing how teachers can integrate these ideas into their classrooms. Thus teachers learn about economics within a framework of topics which they are already using in their classrooms. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (10th, New York, NY, March 15-17, 1984).