ERIC Number: ED244865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers. Volume 21. A Report Developed by the Joint Council on Economic Education from the 1982-83 Entries in the International Paper Company Foundation Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed.
Designed for use in grades K-12, award winning teacher-developed projects and courses in economics are described. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. Arranged into 5 chapters, chapter 1 suggests ways to teach economic concepts to grades K-3. Projects include a lesson on specialization and technology, economics through literature and song, the economic impact of weather, and using stories such as the "Elves and the Shoemaker" to present basic economic principles. Chapter 2, for grades 4-6, investigates economic aspects of education, the economic impact of pets on our society, and the interrelationships between the ocean, ecology, and development of natural resources. Chapter 3 presents ideas for learning activities in the junior high social studies curriculum, a simulation game relating economic concepts to Alaska, a unit on the fluctuating economy of the 1920's and 1930's, and games to teach the economics of colonial America. Chapter 4, projects for senior high school students, includes tips for teaching economic concepts in Latin class, a minicourse entitled "The Westward Movement: The Cost of a New Beginning," interdisciplinary approaches to teaching economics, and an economic parable designed to foster economic reasoning. The concluding chapter discusses buying a home, the relationship between changes and economics, and a project designed to provide economic education for inner city parents. (LH)
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Literature, Simulation, Skill Development, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY ($2.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see ED 235 087.