ERIC Number: ED218184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers. Volume 19. A Report Developed from the 1980-81 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Twenty-five award winning teacher developed projects and courses in economics are described. The projects are designed for use in primary, intermediate, junior high, and senior high schools. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. The publication consists of five chapters. Chapter I suggests ways to teach economic concepts in grades K-3. Projects include a year long unit for teaching children to become more efficient energy consumers, an "Economics Open House" for parents sponsored by a third-grade class and fifth-grade remedial reading students, and a "Kentucky Kinder Crafts" business in which kindergarten children used local resources to produce unique items to sell. Chapter II for grades 4-6 includes projects which focus on computer assisted instruction, the construction of a miniature town, and a study of the recent Cuban refugee situation. Chapter three describes a course which uses social studies skills lessons to teach economic concepts and analysis; an economic project for educable mentally handicapped students; and a 6-week seminar on simplified modeling of a free-enterprise system. Chapter four, projects for senior high school students, includes a description of how a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village brought economic concepts to life, presents a method for teaching students to analyze economic proposals critically, and looks at how high school students in a first-year accounting class learned about economics by studying a local cheese making business. The concluding chapter describes projects that fit into what is called an "Open Category." For example, how the Minnesota community studies curriculum teaches economics is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Business, Community Study, Computer Assisted Instruction, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Field Trips, Fundamental Concepts, Learning Activities, Mental Retardation, Skill Development, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Paper Company Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 144 860, ED 159 087, ED 173 252 and ED 187 620.