ERIC Number: ED377092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Survival: A Practical Guide for Today's High School Economics Educators.
Harris, Robert, Ed.; Kourilsky, Marilyn, Ed.
This handbook provides valuable information for educators to use in developing a one-semester high school course on economics. The volume includes activity outlines, a model for assessment, and a list of resources to enhance instruction in economics. The handbook identifies methods to enrich instruction using the state-mandated economic component of the California high school curriculum. Chapter 1 reviews the basic components of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic systems, and international trade as part of the course content. Chapter 2 describes issues-oriented activities to enliven economic concepts. Ten modules provide opportunities to encourage students to study economics through the application of basic concepts. Chapter 3 identifies the conceptual, semantic, and attitudinal hurdles that can interfere with a student's learning of economics. Chapter 4 illustrates a model for the assessment of student learning in a high school economics course. An appendix identifies 53 resources and addresses for further information to enhance high school economics instruction. (CK)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($7 plus tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Council for Economic Education.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California