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ERIC Number: ED445975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 129
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Demise of the Soviet Union.
Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.
This series of lesson plans and activities deals with the economic demise of the now-defunct Soviet Union. Each of the five lessons and six activities addresses identified standards and benchmarks from the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics. The lesson plans also address the National History Content Standards, in terms of both the study of the eras of world history and the study of economic history. Although the lesson plans are intended for high school students, the relevant K-4 and 5-6 benchmarks are also listed, for two purposes: (1) understanding of the knowledge and concepts found in K-4 and 5-8 benchmarks is necessary for achievement of the grade 12 benchmarks; and (2) review of the lower level benchmarks can help teachers more clearly identify conceptual building blocks. Lesson plans are: "Lesson 1: Opportunity Cost: The Soviet Choice for Growth: A Journey of Choices"; "Lesson 2: Missing Markets and Missing Prices: What Difference Does a Market Make?"; "Lesson 3: Incentives Matter: The Firm in the Soviet Economy: Why Would Anyone 'DO' That?"; "Lesson 4: Private Property Rights: Failure on the Farm: Why Should I Care?"; "Lesson 5: Transaction Costs: Life in a Soviet Household "Na Levo" When Acting within the Law Is Inconvenient"; "Activity 6: Applying the Lessons of the Soviet Union"; and "Unit Conclusion: Conclusion, Glossary and Bibliography." (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: USSR