ERIC Number: ED243774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Economics in American History: A Teacher's Manual for Secondary Schools. Second Edition. JCEE Checklist No. 334.
Dawson, George G.; Prehn, Edward C.
The primary purpose of this book is to point out events reported in the typical U.S. history course that can be enriched by a consideration of relevant economic topics. The book is organized chronologically by 21 topics: explorers and the early American colonies; the American Revolution; the Confederation period and the Constitutional Convention; establishing a new government; growth of the U.S. economy; the Jacksonian era; the Civil War; industrialization; protest movements; business concentration; reforms of Theodore Roosevelt; Wilson and the new freedom; World War I; the 1920's and the depression of the 1930's; the New Deal; World War II; postwar recovery and development; the rise of new nations; competing economic systems; and domestic problems today. Each topic is introduced with a brief account of the events that had important economic aspects. Discussion questions, varying in difficulty, follow the introduction. Finally, a wide range of activities is described for each topic. The book concludes with a 3-page bibliography of general works on basic economics and American economic history, economic textbooks, reference works, and books on methods of teaching economics or history. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Economic Development, Economics Education, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, United States History
Joint Council on Economic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 ($7.50, 1-9 copies; $6.00, 10 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.