ERIC Number: ED255415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Education in the Social Studies Methods Course. A 12-Hour Instructional Module for Secondary 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 secondary school social studies curriculum. The major purposes of the module are to (1) reinforce or extend teacher education students' understanding of selected basic economic concepts, (2) develop an awareness of exemplary economic education instructional materials and sources for obtaining such materials, (3) demonstrate how economic education can be correlated with other major concerns of social studies education such as global education and consumer education, (4) provide instruction in selected methodology appropriate for secondary school social studies and economic education instruction, and (5) assist users in their efforts to develop instructional materials for teaching economic concepts to secondary school students. Activities are divided into six instructional blocks: "Scarcity and Allocation Systems,""Market Systems,""Production,""Money and Banking,""Government in the Marketplace," and "Classroom Economics Instruction--Sources of Assistance." Five of the six instructional blocks are divided into two sections, each requiring 50 to 60 minutes for completion. Activities include simulations, case studies, organizational and computational skill development, and group work. Handouts and materials can be used directly with secondary school students. Out-of-class assignments and an evaluation of the module are included. (LH)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Methods Courses, Secondary Education, 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.