ERIC Number: ED238745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education Projects: Abstracts from the 1979-80 Competition.
Palmer, George E., Ed.
Over 175 economics education projects submitted to the 1979-1980 National Awards Program for Teaching Economics are abstracted. The aim of this annual competition is to discover outstanding classroom teaching practices while encouraging teachers to include and improve economics instruction in the classroom. Citations are contained in separate sections on primary grades, intermediate grades, junior high schools, senior high schools, and colleges and universities. Each project abstract is preceded by title, entrant's name and school affiliation, specific grade level, and list of economic concepts covered. Examples of projects, which range from weeklong units to yearlong activities, include creating a miniature town, holding an arts and crafts festival, and studying the economic factors involved in endangered species protection (primary level); operating a school store, simulating a corporation, and developing and marketing a product (intermediate level); making economic interpretations of American history and American literature, and studying the economics of law enforcement (junior high level); learning economics through cartoons, studying local utilities, and playing a collective bargaining game (senior high school); and making a student macroeconomics model and studying the financing of a public school (college level). Projects are indexed by title and entrant. A separate index lists award winners. (LP)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Awards, Business, Consumer Economics, Economic Development, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Investment, Marketing, Monetary Systems, Resources, Socioeconomic Influences, Teacher Developed Materials
National Depository for Economic Education Awards, Illinois State University, Milner 184, Normal, IL 61761 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Paper Company Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 006-007.