ERIC Number: ED152602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Economics Can Be Elementary. 30 Jumbo Activity Cards for Teaching Reading/Writing Skills through Economics. Designed for Elementary and Middle School.
Sandra Schurr Publications, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
The activity cards present supplementary ideas and resources related to economic education for use by classroom teachers in grades K-8. The main purpose of the cards is to encourage student discovery of basic economic and consumer concepts through activities which stress reading and writing skills. The 28 activities deal with a variety of basic concepts, including consumers, producers, diversity of goods and services, economists, wants and resources, labor, market economies, budgeting, economic choice, capital resources, competition, advertising, labeling, entrepreneurs, investment, supply and demand, and human resources. Each card outlines one topic (an economic idea) and suggests a related activity. Students create bulletin boards and dioramas, summarize ideas related to the topics, draw charts and graphs, take field trips to community stores and markets, define and illustrate terms on flash cards, simulate consumer roles, and write product reviews. Although appropriate grade levels are not designated for each activity, it is suggested that teachers use the cards with individual students, or duplicate the cards as worksheets for classroom studybooks. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Capital, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Investment, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Natural Resources, Popular Culture, Publicize, Reading Skills, Relevance (Education), Resources, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Television Commercials, Writing Skills
Sandra Schurr Publications, 2800 North Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48013 ($4.95, 10 sets for $4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sandra Schurr Publications, Bloomfield Hills, MI.