ERIC Number: ED255414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Economic Education in the Social Studies Methods Course. A 12-Hour Instructional Module for Elementary Methods Professors.
Williams, Elmer; Dalton, Don
This 12-hour module of instruction is designed to help undergraduates in social studies methods courses integrate economics education into the elementary school social studies curriculum. The major purposes of the module are to (1) demonstrate how economics concepts can be integrated into social studies instruction, (2) reinforce or extend teacher education students' understanding of selected basic economic concepts, (3) develop an awareness of exemplary economic education instructional materials and sources of obtaining such materials, (4) demonstrate how social studies and economics instruction can be correlated with other subjects of the elementary school curriculum, (5) provide instruction in selected methodology appropriate for elementary school social studies and economic education instruction, and (6) assist users in conceptualization and development of selected materials for teaching economic concepts. Activities have been divided into six instructional blocks: "Scarcity and the Market System,""Decision-Making,""Factors of Production and Their Efficient Utilization,""Capital Goods and Productivity,""Money and Government," and "Classroom Economics Instruction and Sources of Assistance." Activities include problem solving, case studies, simulations, and participation at learning centers. Five of the six blocks are divided into two sections, each requiring 50 to 60 minutes for completion. Handouts are actual lesson plans that methods students can use in their instruction of elementary school students. (LH)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Methods Courses, Social Studies, Teacher Education
Center for Economic Education, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN 37402 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Chattanooga. Center for Economic Education.
Note: For secondary methods module, see SO 016 296.