ERIC Number: ED235110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Education. Curriculum Guide. Kindergarten-12. Revised Edition.
Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
The document offers practical and motivating techniques for helping students achieve economic literacy. The activities are designed to develop competency for effective citizenship as a consumer, a worker making occupational choices, and a voter on socioeconomic issues. The material in the elementary section discusses economic wants, scarcity and the need for decision making, production, the need for an economic system, consumption, the role of money, the market economy of the United States, the economic role of the government in the American economy, economic growth and price stability, and the United States and the world economy. The material in the secondary section discusses American government and history, basic business, consumer economics, geography, Oklahoma history, and career decisions. The sequence of material at both levels encourages the spiraling of economics education learning while integrating related subject areas. Other special features include activities for the gifted and talented and for student use of microcomputers, a brief overview of the economic education understandings related to each subject area, definitions and a glossary of terms, a brief listing of relevant economic education activities, annotated and grouped according to the economic ideas involved, a brief listing of selected supplementary materials listed at the end of each subject area, and examples and illustrations that can be easily duplicated for student use. (LH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Education, Citizenship Education, Consumer Education, Economics Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography Instruction, Gifted, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Secondary School Curriculum, Sequential Approach, Spiral Curriculum, State Curriculum Guides, State History, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.