ERIC Number: ED261933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teaching Strategies: High School Economics Courses. Master Curriculum Guide in Economics.
Morton, John S.; And Others
Economics lessons and suggestions on how to organize and teach high school economics courses are provided. An overview discusses how to organize an economics course, key economic concepts, how to choose instructional materials, and how to evaluate students. A bibliography of resource materials and addresses of resource organizations are also included. The bulk of the guide contains the economics lessons. Information provided for each lesson includes time required, concepts, objectives, rationale, materials needed, procedure, and evaluation procedures. Lessons deal with the following topics: scarcity, choices, and decisions; organizing an economy; circular flow of economic activity; productivity; supply and demand; equilibrium price and quantity; the allocation of resources by markets; price ceilings and floors; responsiveness of quantity demanded to price changes; third-party costs and benefits; competition; marginalism; indicators of economic performance; economic goals; inflation; the Federal Reserve; fiscal policy; why economists disagree; specialization; and foreign currencies. A sample outline of a one-semester high school course in economics concludes the guide. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Economics, Economics Education, Evaluation Methods, Fundamental Concepts, High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Media Selection, Organizations (Groups), Resource Materials, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (JCEE Checklist No. 346, $14.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.