ERIC Number: ED301177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Economic Education for Early Elementary Grades: An Integrated Basic Skills Approach. Final Design Report.
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
This report provides a description of and content specifications for video and print resources designed to reinforce basic language arts, mathematics, and problem-solving skills through the integration of five economic concepts into the curriculum of the early elementary grades: (1) scarcity, (2) opportunity cost, (3) consumption, (4) production, and (5) interdependence. The materials described include five 15-minute video programs for 7- to 10-year-old children; two 20-25 minute video programs to provide teachers with specific examples and visual models showing how to use the student print and video materials; and a teacher's guide to help teachers utilize the student and teacher video materials effectively. It is noted that these materials will be available for classroom use beginning in April 1989. Five appendixes provide descriptions of the five student video programs; the proposed organization of the teacher's guide; a description of the teacher video program; the language arts and mathematics skills matrix; and examples of possible student activities to be included in the teacher's guide. (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.; Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.; Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.