ERIC Number: ED238746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education Projects: Abstracts from the 1980-81 Competition.
Palmer, George E., Ed.
Abstracts of innovative and imaginative economics units are provided in this annotated listing of economic education projects submitted to the 1980-81 National Awards Program for Teaching Economics. Over 200 abstracts are contained in separate sections covering materials for primary grades, intermediate grades, junior high schools, senior high schools, and colleges and universities. Each project abstract is preceded by a listing of title, entrant's name and school affiliation, specific grade level, and economic concepts covered. The units vary from weeklong elementary activities to yearlong interdisciplinary projects. Examples are working an economics puzzle, baking and marketing cookies, and holding a consumer fair (primary grades); opening a checking account, marketing Christmas ornaments, and buying stocks (intermediate grades); studying food scarcity and creating an in-class economic system (junior high school); simulating a job hunt, investing in commodities, and studying the economics of recycling (high school level); and developing a computer simulation and an inservice teacher program (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 015 005-007.