ERIC Number: ED235087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers. Volume 20. A Report Developed from the 1981-82 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Award-winning teacher-developed projects and courses in economics are described. The projects are designed for use in grades K-12. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. Chapter 1 suggests ways to teach economic concepts in grades K-3. The projects included a year-long study of two agricultural products of Arkansas--chickens and rice--and the effect these two products have on students' daily lives, teaching economics through an Easter theme, a unit about money, and a third-grade lesson on common property resources. In the projects described in the second chapter, students in grades 4-6 study about productive resources from prehistoric to modern times, international trade, and interdependence, and create their own country. The junior high projects of the third chapter deal with lifestyles, world trade, and a class developed money system. Projects for the senior-high level in chapter 4 focus on capitalism and entrepreneurs and involve students in reading utopian literature. The concluding chapter describes projects that fit into what is called an "open category." Included are strategies for using economics in a media center, an economics curriculum guide, an application of the Program for Effective Teaching (PET) to a system-wide approach to teaching economics, and a description of classroom materials developed to teach about the economics of the American food system. (RM)
Descriptors: Awards, Capitalism, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Food, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Trade, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers, Life Style, Literature, Monetary Systems, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: International Paper Company Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.