ERIC Number: ED188979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Master Curriculum Guide in Economics for the Nation's Schools. Part II. Strategies for Teaching Economics: World Studies (Secondary).
O'Neill, James B.
Part of the Master Curriculum Guide Project, this guide presents concept-based activities in economics for use with students in grades nine through 12. The activities are related to global aspects of economic development. The objective is to provide detailed classroom lessons illustrating ways of applying economic analysis to world history and to the contemporary world scene. The 11 concept-based lessons can be modified for use in existing curriculum. They are designed to help students understand basic economic problems with which every economic system must contend. Sample lessons are entitled "A Primitive Economy,""The Game of Scarcity and Allocation,""Patterns of Economic Development,""Limits to Growth," and "Using Economic Data to Compare Types of Economic Systems." Activities involve students in map and globe work, filling in worksheets, class discussion, reading assignments, analyzing case studies, and writing brief essays. For each lesson, information is presented on time required, major and related concepts, objectives, rationale, material, procedure, and evaluation. An annotated listing of other resources concludes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economics Education, Global Approach, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents see ED 164 382, ED 175 760, and SO 012 599.