ERIC Number: ED418010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Civics and Government. Focus on Economics. Economics America.
Dick, James; Blais, Jeffrey; Moore, Peter
This book helps students make essential connections between economics and civics/government by asking the philosophical questions of government's role in the economy and the relationship between economic freedom and political freedom. The set of lessons include: (1) "How Has the Constitution Shaped the Economic System in the United States?"; (2) "Is Economic Freedom a Necessary Condition for Political Freedom?"; (3) "What are the Costs and Benefits of Voting?"; (4) "What are the Economic Functions of Government?"; (5) "How Has Federal Government Spending Changed?"; (6) "How Can Changes in the Federal Government's Budget Stabilize the Economy?"; (7) "Who Should Control the Money Supply--the U.S. Congress or the Federal Reserve?"; (8) "To What Extent Do Economic Conditions Determine the Outcome of Presidential Elections?"; (9) "How Are Economic Solutions to Pollution Different from Political Solutions?"; (10) "Why Does the Federal Government Give Money to State and Local Governments?"; (11) "What Can the Government Do About Unemployment?"; (12) "Why Isn't Income Distributed More Equally?"; (13) "Whose Interest is Being Served?"; (14) "Do Economic Forces Lead Immigrants to the United States?"; (15) "Why Would Governments Limit International Trade?"; and (16) "How Can Economic Sanctions Be Part of U.S. Foreign Policy?" Each lesson includes core concepts, objectives, materials needed, lesson description, procedure, and closure. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Civics, Consumer Education, Current Events, Economics, Economics Education, Global Education, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course)
National Council on Economics 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.