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ERIC Number: ED279570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Hartoonian, H. Michael; Laughlin, Margaret A.
Elementary Economist, v8 n1 Fall 1986
The issue emphasizes decision-making skills. Human beings are constantly confronted with choices in all aspects of life. The five basic skill categories in the decision-making process are identified and explained: (1) Conceptualizing; (2) Sequencing; (3) Creating Alternative Sequences; (4) Evaluating Alternatives; and (5) Implementing a Decision. Included are teaching activities for levels Pre-K: "How Do I Choose?"; 1-2: "It's up to Me"; levels 3-4: "Everyday Decisions"; and levels 5-6: "Town Planners." Each contains a list of student goals and a description of teaching activities which incorporate role playing, reasoning, group discussion, sharing experiences, group dynamics, group decision-making, and oral presentation. (KWL)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Problem Solving
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($15.00/yr.).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.