ERIC Number: ED430882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Model Content Standards: Economics.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The goal of these Colorado state economics content standards is for students, by the time they graduate from high school, to understand economics well enough to make good judgments about personal economic questions and about economic policy in a complex and changing world. Students need an understanding of basic economic concepts to become competent decision makers, effective participants in an international economy, productive members of the work force, responsible citizens, and promoters of the free enterprise system. The three content standards for economics are that students understand: (1) that because of the condition of scarcity, decisions must be made about the use of resources; (2) how different economic systems impact decisions about the use of resources and the production and distribution of goods and services; and (3) the results of trade, exchange, and interdependence among individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies. Each standard presents a rationale, contains subdivisions, and lists specific educational objectives for grades K-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. The guide also contains an extensive glossary of terms. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Economics, Economics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives
Colorado State Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado