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ERIC Number: ED239937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Social Studies Skill Lessons to Teach Economic Concepts and Economic Analysis.
Jasper, Bruce
Lessons from a ninth-grade course which integrates social studies skills development and economic concept teaching are outlined. An overview describes the content of the year-long course and the skill objectives. Course content is divided into three sections: a basic introduction to economics, student interest topics such as the economics of crime and consumer economics, and a simulation of an economic community. Skills developed in the course are related to: textbooks, "Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature," card catalogs, encyclopedias, charts, graphs, tables, editorial cartoons, fact and opinion, bias, time lines, and source reliability. Following a chart which tags economic concepts to activities and skills lessons, lessons are described in greater detail. The appendix contains the following sample lessons: use of economic cartoons to understand symbols and opinions; examination of circle graphs of energy production and consumption; use of the encyclopedia to study the industrial revolution; and location of information on inflation, energy, and unemployment through the "Reader's Guide." Also included is a test of junior high school level economic understanding. (LP)
National Depository for Economic Education Awards, Milner 184, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robbinsdale Independent School District 281, MN.
Note: Paper prepared at Hosterman Junior High School for the International Paper Company Foundation's 19th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics (1980-1981).