ERIC Number: ED298066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Economics and Civics in Economic Textbooks and Civics Curriculum Guides.
Morgan, Jack C.; Banaszak, Ronald A.
This research project analyzes the civics content in six secondary economics textbooks and the economics content in 25 state and local civics curriculum guides in order to determine integration patterns. The report also contains information about potential content integration topics, appropriate teaching strategies, and implications for materials development. Integrated economics and civics curriculum suggestions include: (1) tracing economic, political, and social roles of young adults; (2) using decision-making models; (3) adapting a chronological or topical teaching approach within the context of U.S. economic and political history; (4) using case studies that relate economics to civics; (5) actively involving students in a study of their community, state, or the United States; and (6) developing the curriculum around a few specific themes. Appendices include: (1) a bibliography of the analyzed economics textbooks; (2) the economics textbook and the civics curriculum guide evaluation forms; and (3) a list of the states and local school districts whose curriculum guides were analyzed. Nine tables are included. (JHP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).