ERIC Number: ED175760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Master Curriculum Guide in Economics for the Nation's Schools. Part II, Strategies for Teaching Economics: Basic Business and Consumer Education (Secondary).
Niss, James F.; And Others
Part of the Master Curriculum Guide Project, the document presents strategies for teaching economic concepts as related to basic business and consumer education in secondary schools. The objective is to provide detailed classroom lessons illustrating ways economic ideas can be taught at differing levels of difficulty. The 18 lessons are concept-based and can be modified for use in existing curriculum. They seek to develop economic literacy from the standpoint of the ways economic concepts are used in the decision-making processes of consumers and business managers, and how these decisions affect individuals as wage earners and citizens. Procedures such as group discussion, case study, comparison, analysis, simulation, systematic decision making, and evaluation are suggested. Sample lessons are entitled: "Consumer Marketplace Decisions,""Competing for the Consumer's Dollar,""Mass Markets, Advertising, and the Product Cycle,""Market Simulation-The Big Apple,""An Evaluation of Income Tax Provisions," and "Shaping the Budget of a Local Government." Title, time required, recommended grade level, major and related concepts, instructional objectives, rationale, materials needed, teaching procedures, evaluation, and student handout sheets are listed for each lesson. A glossary of concepts is appended, covering basic economic concepts, economic systems, problems, microeconomics, macroeconomics, the world economy, economic institutions, and measurement concepts. A bibliography suggesting supplementary materials and sources of information concludes the document. (CK)
Descriptors: Business, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Lesson Plans, Relationship, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($5.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; General Motors Corp., Detroit, MI.; Ford Motor Car Fund, Dearborn, MI.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 369, ED 148 648, ED 170 185