ERIC Number: ED424189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
World Wide Web Resources for Teaching and Learning Economics. ERIC Digest.
VanFossen, Phillip J.
Technological resources abound for teachers of all subject areas, but for many reasons, such instructional technology seems to lend itself well to the social studies including economics. To help teachers efficiently use the latest economics resources available on the World Wide Web, this Digest identifies four sites that offer knowledge of economic concepts and principles and lesson plans to teach them. The four sites are: (1) the National Council on Economic Education Website; (2) EcEdWeb developed by the University of Nebraska (Omaha) Center for Economic Education; (3) CyberTeach; and (4) CyberEconomics. To help students acquire knowledge and gather information about economics, the Digest features six sites some of which provide access to up-to-the-minute information and others offer interactive instructional activities. The information sites are: (1) USA Today's Economy Track; (2) Orley Amos' Pedestrian's Guide to the Economy; and (3) EconomicsMinute. The instructional activities sites are: (1) NetNewsLine; (2) SMG 2000; and (3) Escape from Knab. (JH)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.