ERIC Number: ED164382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Master Curriculum Guide in Economics for the Nation's Schools. Part II, Strategies for Teaching Economics. Primary Level (Grades 1-3).
Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
This guide contains concept-based activities in economics for use with students in grades one through three. One component of a two-part publication, the guide demonstrates how the conceptual structure of the economics discipline presented in the first publication (ED 148 648) can be used to help students at the primary grade level make more effective economic decisions. By using these activities, teachers will be able to strengthen the elementary social studies textbook's treatment of economic content and introduce children to a number of relevant and important ideas which these texts omit. The economic content is expressed in the form of six economic generalizations, each of which focuses on two or three economic concepts and on important relationships among these concepts. The concepts include scarcity, choice making, opportunity cost, specialization, and division of labor. The activities are many and varied and involve students in playing games, listing examples, learning to discriminate between sensible and crazy sentences, setting up stores in the classroom, classifying pictures of goods and services, and analyzing and discussing pictures. For each activity the following information is provided: overview, rationale, objectives, description of materials needed, and specific teaching methods. To help the teacher who lacks formal preparation in economics, separate overviews are provided for each of the six economic generalizations. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Primary Education
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($5.00 paper cover, $4.00 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see ED 148 648 and SO 011 370