ERIC Number: ED207879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Guide to the Intergration of Selected Concepts of Economics into the History Curriculum of Fort Worth Country Day School.
This guide will help teachers of grades 6-12 integrate economics concepts into history courses. The developers believe that the language and theories of economics are more understandable, germane, and pertinent in the context of a history curriculum. The seven basic economic concepts taught are: the law of demand, the law of supply, private property, the competitive marketplace, the scope of government, money and inflation, and collateral concepts. In a narrative format, the guide discusses how these economics concepts can be taught through various topics and happenings in history of the Middle Ages, modern European history, world history, and U.S. history. For example, in a Middle Ages history course, the manor (a self-sufficient farm community) can be used to illustrate the economic concepts of supply and demand. The Reformation is very intertwined in economics. Many of the followers of Luther, Calvin, and Zurngli joined the movement for purely economic reasons. The "Protestant ethic" was a major step in the development of the modern European economy. The guide also discusses how to integrate economics at the sixth-grade level using the booklet "Life on Paradise Island" and in courses in Texas state history. A bibliography for teachers is included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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