ERIC Number: ED180873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Games and Simulations for Teaching Economics. Third Edition.
Wilson, Cathy R.; Schug, Mark C.
The document provides an annotated list of 130 games and simulations for elementary and secondary economics courses, outlines procedures for using games, and reviews research studies on social science games and simulations. It is presented in five chapters. Chapter I lists selection criteria: the simulation/game must use the role playing features of simulation and the competitive nature of games; the exercise has to involve the use of economic behavior, goals, and/or concepts; it must be applicable to many classroom situations; and all exercises must be commercially and/or publicly available. Chapter II discusses constructing, selecting, and using games in the classroom and provides a bibliography on the subject. Chapter III summarizes findings in current research on instructional games in economics and the social sciences. Chapter IV contains the annotated list of currently available simulations and games. Each entry provides title and source, subject matter, grade level, approximate playing time, cost, number of participants needed, and a description of procedures and objectives. Chapter V lists other appropriate games and simulations, bibliographies, and journals. Addresses of publishers and distributors are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Economics Education, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.