ERIC Number: ED274566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Productivity and Capital Goods.
Zicht, Barbara, Ed.; And Others
Elementary Economist, v3 n2 1981-82
Providing teacher background on the concepts of productivity and capital goods, this document presents 3 teaching units about these ideas for different grade levels. The grade K-2 unit, "How Do They Do It?," is designed to provide students with an understanding of how physical capital goods add to productivity. Activities include a field trip to observe capital in use, a card matching game, cookie baking, a concentration game, a capital contest, a puzzle story page, and a hands-on bulletin board. The grade 3-4 unit, "Who Needs It?," helps students gain an understanding of the factors of production, and the relationship between technology, productivity, and natural resource use. "Paper Cup Factory," the grade 5-6 unit, introduces the concepts of productivity, specialization, and technology through the construction of paper cups, an anagram puzzle, a worksheet structured to illustrate cause and effect, and a crossword puzzle featuring economic terms presented in the unit. (JDH)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Capital, Concept Teaching, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Human Capital, Investment, Labor, Learning Activities, Manufacturing, Problem Solving, Productivity, Technology
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($15.00 per year, 3 issues).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Lesley Coll., Cambridge, MA. National Center of Economic Education for Children.