ERIC Number: ED121678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Innovative Classroom Techniques for Teaching Personal Economics: A Summary of Winning Entries in the 1973-74 Personal Economics Competence Awards Program.
Illinois Council on Economic Education, DeKalb.; Montgomery Ward and Co., Chicago, IL.
The purpose of the awards program is to initiate a new merger between economics and education by sharing innovative methods with all Illinois teachers for the teaching of personal economics. Personal economics is defined as the study of the individual's decision-making process and his/her participation in economic life in the roles of consumer, worker, and citizen. The winning entries, judged on the basis of their creativeness, transferability, and attention to relevant consumer concerns, cover many disciplines and grade levels from kindergarten through grade 12. Each unit summary contains an introduction, a listing of objectives, a description of the classroom activities to be undertaken, and suggestions for evaluating the unit. The 1st- through 5th-place winning entries are entitled The Homewood-Flossmoor Consumer Education Program (grades 10-12); Economics in the Community (grade 5); The Consumer at Clinton in Chicago (grades 7-8, gifted children); Home and Family (kindergarten); and Economic Education (grade 1). (Author/DDB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life Education, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Consumer Information Services, 20-N, P.O. Box 8339, Chicago, Illinois 60680 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council on Economic Education, DeKalb.; Montgomery Ward and Co., Chicago, IL.
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