ERIC Number: ED418004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Consumer Education, Economics, Economics Education, Global Education, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Middle Schools, Social Studies
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
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.