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ERIC Number: ED260012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Your Economics Textbook.
Lee, Helen C.
How economics can be taught through a student-developed textbook is described. Having secondary students construct their own economics textbook can be an exciting process. During the initial six- or nine-week segment of a course, materials can be collected and organized to make a book that the class can study for the rest of the semester or year. Current magazines and newspapers make excellent sources of material for student-made texts. Classic financial periodicals such as the "Wall Street Journal,""Business Week," and "Forbes" can be used. As an example, lessons that can be taught using only one issue of "Forbes" are provided. "U.S. News and World Report" occasionally publishes a section on the economy that is a virtual textbook outline. Television programs on finance offer transcripts for small sums, and they can be copied for classroom use. The text should be built around the students' own objectives. Students should organize resources collected into coherent segments, read and judge sources carefully to see that all points of view are represented, and develop study guides and learning activities. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A