ERIC Number: ED289791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Economics and Economic Decision Making: Social Studies (Grade 12). Tentative Syllabus.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Meant to be used by school district administrators and teachers, this syllabus for New York State schools includes the chapters: (1) "Introduction: How To Use the Social Studies Syllabus, 7-12"; (2) "Goals of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education in New York State"; (3) "Overall Goals of the Social Studies Program, 7-12"; (4) "The 7-12 Social Studies Program: Regents Goals"; (5) "Social Studies Skills"; (6) "Introduction to the Syllabus for Economics and Economic Decision Making"; (7) "Objectives for Grade 12: Economics and Economic Decision Making," describing the format of the syllabus; (8) "Unit One: Introduction to Economics and Economic Systems," with lessons explaining reasons for the study of economics, how economic systems have developed and dealt with the basic economic questions, and the laws of supply and demand; (9) "Unit Two: Elements of the Economy (Microeconomics)," explaining the roles of the consumer, business and profits, labor and wages, agriculture, and government in the economy; (10) "Unit Three: Bringing the Economic System Together (Macroeconomics)," teaching how the various components of the economy work together in the total economic picture; and (11) "Unit Four: The United States and the World Economy," teaching why nations trade, the benefits and problems created by trade, and the major companies of the world economy. Each unit contains a statement of objectives, an outline of its content, the major ideas, and model activities. The appendix provides guidance on working with students with handicapping conditions. (AEM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.