ERIC Number: ED425112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Classroom Mini-Economy: Integrating Economics into the Elementary and Middle School Curriculum. Revised.
Day, Harlan R.; Ballard, David
This packet contains many of the elements of the earlier publications, "The Mini-Economy: Integrating Economics into the Elementary Curriculum" and "Teaching Economics in the Mini-Economy." This revised edition offers a new section on implementing the mini-economy in the middle school. The classroom mini-economy is a proven, effective method of promoting innovation in teaching and learning economics by involving students in activities to simulate real world economic activity. Chapters of the book include: (1) "The Mini-Economy; (2) "What Economics Is About"; (3) "How to Start a Mini-Economy"; (4) "Expanding Your Mini-Economy"; (5) "Teaching Economics in the Mini-Economy Classroom"; (6) "Making Your Mini-Economy More Effective"; and (7) "Using the Mini-Economy in the Middle School." Five appendices offer: (1) "Reproducible Mini-Economy Aids"; (2) "Student Worksheets"; (3) "Indiana Curriculum Guidelines in Economics"; (4) "Annotated Bibliography of Selected Curriculum Materials"; and (5) "Inservice Opportunities." (Annotated bibliography contains 13 references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Simulation, 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; 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