ERIC Number: ED124479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Between Inflation and Recession: A Literacy Unit on the American Economic System.
Lawrence, Sharon; And Others
This four-week unit on the American economic system for secondary students is intended to be a basic literacy unit in economics and to serve as a "sampler kit" demonstrating how economics can be taught interestingly, imaginatively, and with intellectual honesty to the subject matter. The unit's goals for students include ability to list the major characteristics of the American economy, apply basic economic analysis to current economic situations, list the basic economic tools used to stabilize the economy, and review present economic trends through a personal and societal perspective. Among the teaching methods suggested are brainstorming, creating models, simulations, short lectures, interviews, short readings, and case studies. The unit is comprised of 12 activities. Student goals, class materials needed, specific teacher instructions, and questions with which to stimulate classroom discussion are provided for each activity. Also provided are pre- and posttests and quizzes, a test of basic economic concepts and their definitions, 18 expectations which are considered a minimum competency requirement in the achievement of economic literacy, and a bibliography of additional resource materials. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council on Economic Education, Olympia.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.