ERIC Number: ED187620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers. Volume 17. A Report Developed from the 1978-79 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Sixteen award-winning teacher-developed programs, projects, courses, and materials in economics education are presented. The projects are designed for use in primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high schools and are organized into four chapters. Chapter I suggests ways to teach economic concepts in grades K-3. Projects include an auction conducted by students, a classroom toystore in which items are purchased with play money, a field trip based on the story, "The Little Red Hen," and a year-long third grade project for teaching basic economic ideas through communication. Chapter II, for grades 4-6, focuses on establishing a classroom "city," an economic study centered around energy, a study of industry, and a study of the economic history of the Brandywine River in Delaware. Chapter III offers projects for junior high school students through incorporation of the instructional television series "Trade-offs," an interdisciplinary program in social studies and mathematics, a "disco survey" of the economic impact of American teenagers in the marketplace, and formation of a business in a classroom of physically handicapped students. Chapter IV, projects for high school students, includes marriage and childrearing simulations to help students learn how to design rational goals for living, a joint educational effort by bankers and educators, a mock corporation formed by students, and an inquiry approach to the Great Depression. For each project the grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Business, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Economics Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Investment, Learning Activities, Marketing, Money Management, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Simulation, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($2.00, $1.60 for 10 or more)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 173 252.