ERIC Number: ED425111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature.
Day, Harlan R.; Foltz, MaryAnn; Heyse, Kathy; Marksbary, Callie; Sturgeon, Mary; Reed, Suellen
This packet contains 21 lessons, each providing ideas and teaching activities to accompany a specific story or book to be used to teach economic concepts. The booklet contains practical, classroom-tested lesson plans to use with popular children's stories. The economic concepts used in this curriculum are identified in "Indiana's Social Studies Curriculum Guide" and the "Voluntary National Content Standards" developed by the National Council on Economic Education. The curriculum also contains generic handouts that can be used with any children's book. These handouts include two useful decision models: (1) the Decision Tree (from the popular "Econ and Me" video series); and (2) the Five-Step Decision Grid. The curriculum contains an annotated bibliography of other popular children's books that are useful for introducing economic concepts. Sections of the book include: (1) "Economic Concepts"; (2) "Teaching Activities Based on Popular Children's Stories"; (3) "Handouts to Use with Other Stories"; (4) "Annotated Bibliography of Other Books"; and (5) "Indiana Proficiency Guide in Economics (K-6)." (Annotated bibliography contains 63 references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Reading Materials, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Indiana Department of Education, Center for School Improvement and Performance, Office of Program Development, Room 229, State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798; phone: 317-232-9186.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana