ERIC Number: ED212520
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Master Curriculum Guide in Economics for the Nation's Schools. Part II, Strategies for Teaching Economics: Junior High School Level (Grades 7-9).
Banaszak, Ronald A.; Clawson, Elmer U.
This guide contains concept-based lessons and activities in economics for use with students in grades 7-9. One component of a two-part publication, the guide demonstrates how the conceptual structure of the economics discipline presented in the first publication (ED 148 648) can be used to help students at the junior high school level make more effective economic decisions. By selecting lessons to supplement existing courses or texts, teachers will be able to upgrade the quantity and quality of economics instruction. The concepts taught are: economic wants, scarcity, opportunity cost, productive resources, division of labor, interdependence, efficiency, exchange or trade, money, supply and demand, market price, price mechanisms, consumer price index, price level change, index numbers, inflation, and gross national product. The first part of the guide contains ten classroom tested lessons. Each lesson includes a description of the concepts to be taught, objectives, rationale, student materials, teaching procedures to be used, and evaluation methods. Most of the activities include group interaction and discussion and involving students in games and role playing. The second part of the guide contains a comprehensive unit based on a case study of the U.S. shoe industry. The unit consists of eight lessons that take a total of about two weeks to present. However, teachers can adapt it or shorten it according to their own requirements. The guide concludes with two appendices--a list of books, films, and other supplementary materials and a glossary of economic terms. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Cost Indexes, Decision Making Skills, Economics Education, Efficiency, Inflation (Economics), Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Productivity, Social Studies, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.