ERIC Number: ED274571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Swanson, Gerald J.; And Others
Elementary Economist, v4 n3 1982-83
The theme article of this issue concerns money management, with the focus on budgeting, interest, credit, savings, and investment. The 4 units which follow this conceptual background for teachers are divided according to grade level. The first unit, designed for pre-kindergarten involves students in listening to Mother Goose rhymes that have monetary themes, such as "Simple Simon," and "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son." In addition, students do coin tracing, go on an imaginary shopping trip, and earn smiling face stickers for doing classroom chores and good deeds. "Cent-sible Savers," the unit for first and second graders, offers students a board game, role playing, and decision-making activities to help them learn how to manage small amounts of money. Third and fourth graders build a classroom economy based on the value of typical classroom clean-up jobs and "salaries" paid to randomly-chosen job holders. Students learn about credit, interest, and savings as the simulation unfolds. The final unit in this issue provides three learning activities designed to help fifth and sixth grade students develop good spending habits. (JDH)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Budgeting, Concept Teaching, Consumer Education, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
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.
Note: For other issues of this journal, see SO 017 511-520.