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ERIC Number: ED418004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 163
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56183-493-9
Middle School Economics. Focus.
Suiter, Mary C.; Dempsey, Joanne; Pettit, Mary Ann B.; Reiser, Mary Lynn
This book examines how social studies education can contribute to the development of effective participation in society. The six societal roles emphasized are: lifelong decision-maker, knowledgeable consumer, productive worker, responsible citizen, prudent saver, and global participant. The book contains 17 lessons. The introductory lesson, "Economic Role Call," connects people's day-to-day activities to common roles (the six societal roles) and the economic system. The set of lessons include: "Introductory Lesson: Economic Role Call"; "The Path Not Taken"; "Give and Take"; "To Market, Which Market?"; "How Many Will You Buy?"; "Demand Shifters"; "Inflation"; "The T-riffic T's Company: Production Decisions"; "How Many Should We Sell?"; "The Profit Puzzle"; "Where Does the Money Go?"; "Where Does the Money Come From?"; "What Does the Nation Consume?"; "An Island Economy"; "No Free Lunch"; "Savers and Borrowers"; "Frontier Specialists"; "Don't Fence Me Out! (Barriers to Trade)." The concluding lesson, "Roll Call Quiz," reviews the six societal roles and introduces a simple model of a market economic system. Each lesson includes core concepts, objectives, materials needed, a lesson description, procedures, suggested evaluation, and a list of extension activities that connect the lesson with other curricular content. (Contains a 37-item glossary and an 18-item bibliography.) (EH)
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A