ERIC Number: ED425119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Teaching Strategies - Grades K-2. Master Curriculum Guide in Economics. Teacher Resource Manual [and] Student Activities.
Phipps, Barbara J.; Hopkins, Martha C.; Littrell, Rita L.
This teacher resource manual uses K-2 student 'wants' as a starting place for teaching economic education. The manual contains step-by-step lesson plans and reductions of the student pages for quick reference. Each lesson is divided into four parts: focus, prepare, teach, and connect. Part 1 shows how goods and services satisfy all people's economic wants. Part 2 introduces students to the world of work, showing them different resources that are used in producing goods and services. In part 3, students become aware of a world of scarcity and the need to make choices. Part 4 builds on young children's fascination with the adult world of work and teaches them about specialization and interdependence. Part 5 shows how consumers and producers are brought together through exchange, and students learn about the role of money in exchange. The final two lessons in part 5 review the concepts from all earlier lessons. Performance outcomes, a planning chart, and a 25-term glossary also are included in the manual. The companion student activities manual contains 26 supporting activities. The pages include family letters, scripts, activity cards, patterns, and a variety of other classroom exercises in blackline master form. (LB)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Macroeconomics, Primary Education, Social Studies, Supply and Demand, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; Tel: 212-730-7007.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Note: For the "Teaching Strategies - Grades 3-4" guide, see SO 020 551.