ERIC Number: ED046795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Teachers Guide to Economics in Grade 8.
Lovell, Hugh, Ed.; Ouchi, Albert, Ed.
This guide is one of a series intended to present a carefully designed plan to teach a progression of economic concepts in the elementary and secondary grades. The guides vary somewhat according to the grade level, however, they all follow the same general pattern. A table of contents lists a number of basic concepts or "Big Ideas" appropriate to the particular grade. These are expanded upon in the guide and accompanied by teaching activities, lists of books and other resources, and suggestions for evaluating student understanding of the material. All the guides include a brief section on "Major Ideas and Sub-Ideas of Modern Economics"; some include appendices with statistical or other information. Two basic concepts from this grade 8 guide are: 1) our country's record of economic growth began in the Colonial Period; and, 2) the American Revolution helped to substitute a relatively free economy for the rightly controlled Mercantile system. SO 000 631 through SO 000 635 represent guides for grades 2 through 5. The guides for grades 6, 7, and 9 will be available in the near future. A "Package Economics Course," offered through the Oregon Board of Education, Division of Continuing Education, is available for in-service training to be used in conjunction with the guides. (JLB)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Grade 8, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Projects, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, United States History
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.