ERIC Number: ED286811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
American Interdependence Institute Teaching Materials.
Kentucky Council on Economic Education.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
The twin goals of this guide are to provide a greater understanding of basic economic concepts and an insight into Japanese culture. Economic concepts emphasized are: (1) scarcity; (2) choice; (3) production; (4) markets; (5) specialization and exchange; (6) sources of income; (7) free enterprise; and (8) marketing the product. Classroom activities are designed to introduce each concept at the primary level, develop it through the intermediate and middle level, and culminate at the high school level. The activities involve students in a variety of learning experiences such as planning a festival, planning a dance, designing products for foreign markets, and planning field trips. The study of Japanese culture is also conducted through activities that involve students in learning experiences. The guide includes a classroom simulation on U.S.-Japan trade policy. A dictionary of economic terms, educational games, sources of information about Japan, and a bibliography are also provided. (SM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Curriculum Guides, Economic Progress, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Japanese Culture, Learning Activities, Simulation, Social Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Council on Economic Education.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Note: Product of a two-phase project, 1986-87. Printed on colored paper.