ERIC Number: ED206545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary Economist, Volumes 1 and 2.
Lesley Coll., Cambridge, MA. National Center of Economic Education for Children.
These six newsletters present classroom tested activities in elementary economics. Each issue treats specific topics: scarcity, opportunity cost, production and specialization, consumption and demand, supply and production, prices and efficiency. In each issue, separate activities are provided for grades K-12, 3-4, and 5-6. For the most part, activities are self-contained and can be used in many different courses such as social studies, language arts, math, reading, and creative writing. Some examples of activities follow. Students take a field trip to a store to learn techniques merchants use to create demand. The class gathers data and draws a consumption bar graph for goods used in the classroom. In other activities students create songs about scarcity, role play Mother Goose rhymes (e.g. "Old Mother Hubbard") that reinforce the scarcity concept, and read and discuss stories, analyze graphs, and conduct a market survey. (Author/RM).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lesley Coll., Cambridge, MA. National Center of Economic Education for Children.
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