ERIC Number: ED064215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Economics: Choice Making. Social Studies I. Teacher's Manual.
Leppert, Ella C.
The material in this secondary teacher's manual, Economics: Choice Making, the second of three sequential units in Course I, provides a foundation upon which subsequent courses will build. Objectives are for students to grasp economic principles which serve as fundamental tools needed to analyze basic facts and institutions of modern economic life. Focus is upon the basic economic problem: In all nations a scarcity of resources along with expanding needs and desires exists; therefore, society must make choices that are influenced by culture, government, and individual self-interest resulting in the various economic systems. Techniques involve students in gathering, organizing, and classifying data, in making inferences, posing hypothesis, and ultimately formulating generalizations. Four sections are presented in the 12-week unit, with a student manual being incorporated into each section of the guide. Human Material Wants and the Economy is studied in section one which deals with family, city, and national consumption expenditures, differing and changing human wants and economic goods. Sections two, three, and four are concerned with economic resources--natural, human, and capital. Related documents are: ED 048 062, SO 003 169 through SO 003 175. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Social Science Curriculum Study Center.