ERIC Number: ED309122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Motivational Activities for High School Economics, Keyed to the New York State Syllabus "Economics and Economic Decision Making."
Dawson, George G.
This manual provides secondary school teachers with ideas for relating economics to student needs, interests, and experiences. The tentative syllabus "Economics and Economic Decision Making," designed for 12th grade social studies by the New York State Education Department in 1987, is used as a guide. Motivational activities for the 18 topics in that syllabus are suggested, basically in the order in which they appear in the syllabus. The activities range from simple assignments to complex projects requiring considerable research, thought, and analysis. Unit 1 introduces students to economics, discussing economic systems and supply, demand, and prices. Unit 2 addresses microeconomics and covers the following topics: consumers, business, labor, agriculture, and public goods and services. Unit 3 focuses on macroeconomics and includes the following topics: measuring the economy; money; unemployment, inflation, and distribution of income; government decisions that affect unemployment and inflation; the criteria of a "good" tax; and economic growth as a national policy goal. Unit 4 reviews reasons for international trade, characteristics of alternative economic systems, economic problems of developing nations, and the economics of population growth, resource scarcity or imbalance, and economic growth. The appendix lists rock songs that deal with economic topics which might be used to initiate discussions. (GEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Old Westbury, NY. Empire State Coll. Center for Business and Economic Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York