ERIC Number: ED211430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Economics in the Secondary Social Studies Courses.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
The nine instructional units presented in this publication are designed to teach basic economic concepts to secondary students. The units can stand alone and are arranged so that they do not have to be taught in any particular sequence. They range in order from less to more difficult. Topics of units are: economic wants; productive resources; scarcity and choice; opportunity cost and trade-offs; economic incentives; specialization, comparative advantage, and the division of labor; interdependence; markets, supply and demand; and the price mechanism. The units follow a common format, each including an abstract, teaching strategies, materials needed, generalizations, and objectives. At the end of each unit are handouts and/or transparency masters. Where there are pre- and posttests, answer keys are also included. Teaching strategies are many and varied. Students participate in classroom discussion, conduct group research, role play, observe, recall, compare, label, draw inferences and generalize. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Units of Study
Texas Education Agency, Division of Curriculum Development, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.