ERIC Number: ED316490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Economics: A Bibliography.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.
Elementary educators have realized in recent years the life-long importance of developing students' economic decision-making skills. Many now include economic education in the curriculum. This annotated bibliography was developed to support and encourage these efforts and to bring to educators' attention some of the excellent materials available to introduce students to the world of economics. Materials provided by professional publishers were not included because of the broad advertising and distribution mechanisms already in place for those items. Rather, only those supplemental print materials, teaching kits, microcomputer disks, and audio-visuals that are available nationwide from companies and organizations whose primary business is not the production and sale of educational materials were included. An effort was made to assure that the materials included could be used to teach economic concepts objectively and effectively. Thirty-eight classroom materials and six curriculum guides are included. For each a short description is given, the address of the producer is provided, the appropriate grade level from K-6 is indicated, and the economic concept areas covered by the material are noted. A chart identifying grade level and economic concepts covered is provided to help one quickly locate materials appropriate to a given class. The evaluation form used to select materials for inclusion in the bibliography is appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Computer Software, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Enrichment, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Social Studies
Public Information Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, P.O. Box 834, Chicago, IL 60690.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, IL.