ERIC Number: ED421402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Trading around the World. Introducing Economics into the Middle School Curriculum.
Day, Harlan R.
This booklet is to help Indiana middle school teachers fill the gap in economics education in their curriculum by supplementing world geography and world history courses. The booklet is composed of five different teaching units: (1) "Economic Survival: Resources, Production, and Scarcity"; (2) "Working and Living Together: The Importance of Trade"; (3) "Gross Domestic Product: Measuring the Income of Nations"; (4) "Productivity: The Key to Increasing the Wealth of Nations"; and (5) "Economic Systems: How Nations Organize Their Economies." Each unit is composed of a basic teaching instruction section to explain economic concepts, student handouts, worksheet with questions to master, and a group activity that reinforces the concepts introduced. Individual projects comprise a final part of the unit with students applying the knowledge gained in the earlier sections. Teachers also can use the mastery test on unit concepts to evaluate students. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana