ERIC Number: ED387410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Sustainable Economics: A Supplementary Curriculum for High School Economics Courses.
Holtzman, Joan, Ed.
This curriculum supplement has the following goals: (1) to promote an understanding of the assumptions and values that underlie the free market economy; (2) to articulate the relationship between our economy and contemporary global issues (i.e., environment, poverty, war); and (3) to provide examples of constructive ideas and projects that have been developed to create a more sustainable economy. The curriculum is intended as a supplement to any standard high school economics text and aims to create a framework for examining the ethical implications of economic concepts and the possibilities for reform. The unit consists of seven lesson plans and 15 activities. The lesson plans include the following: (1) "What is Economics?"; (2) "Economic Systems"; (3) "The Market System"; (4)"Competition in the Market"; (5) "National Security, Military Spending & the Federal Budget"; (6) "Converting the Military Economy"; and (7) "Measuring Economic Success." (EH)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Ecology, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economic Research, Economics, Economics Education, Ethics, Free Enterprise System, Instructional Materials, Integrity, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Sustainable Development
Center for Economic Conversion, 222 View St., Mountain View, CA 94041 ($25 each; orders of 6 or more, $20 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Henry George School of Social Science, San Francisco, CA.; Center for Economic Conversion, Mountain View, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A