ERIC Number: ED308120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for Teaching Economics in Grades Five & Six.
Dawson, George G.
This guide is designed to assist fifth and sixth grade teachers who are basically following the New York State curricula. While an effort has been made to include ideas for teaching every concept found in the state's outline, additional concepts have been included for the benefit of those who might go beyond the outline, and for teachers in other states. The ideas are not presented as fully developed lesson plans; it is up to teachers to complete the plans to fit their environment. The material is divided into the following major categories: the problem of scarcity; making choices; factors of production; specialization, division of labor, and productivity; economic systems; money and banking; economic growth and development; international economics; and economic problems, including pollution, conservation, energy, labor and employment, unemployment and poverty, the economics of crime, and the farm problem. Each section begins with a brief discussion of the major economic concepts to be taught. Some sections contain lists of books, audio-visual material, computer software, and teaching guides useful in economics education. A 33-item bibliography of sources for the teaching of economics in the intermediate grades is included. (GEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Council on Economic Education, Albany.; State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury, NY. Center for Business and Economic Education.; Russell Sage Coll., Troy, NY.