ERIC Number: ED104748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The "Dismal Science" -- Economics. Creative Challenges for Young People, Their Teachers and Parents.
Ellenberg, Norman L.
This document presents a variety of creative activities for young people to help them not only understand some of the principles of economics but, further, enjoy the study of economics. The book, while not a comprehensive or in-depth view of the science of economics, comprises a quick survey of some important aspects of understanding the system. The book is organized around four major concepts: substance, the tools, the system of distribution, and the control of economics. Within these broader categories are activities such as role playing, puzzles, questions, and pictures to aid in the understanding of the economic system. The concepts include production, money, banking, credit, prices, business, advertising, occupations, government, taxes, lobbying, and insurance. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Creative Activities, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
"Economics," 2221 Mountain Oak Drive, Los Angeles, California 90028 ($5.00 each or $3.00 each for quantities over 20, plus postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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