ERIC Number: ED463229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Economics. Course of Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
A better understanding of economics enables people to understand the forces that affect them every day and helps them identify and evaluate the consequences of private decisions and public policies. Learning how to reason about economic issues is important also because the analytic approach of economics differs in key respects from approaches appropriate for the other social studies, such as history and civics. Skills, as well as content, play an important part in economic reasoning. Skills students must develop in economics include an ability to identify economic problems, alternatives, benefits, and costs; analyze the incentives at work in an economic situation; examine the consequences of changes in economic conditions and public policies; collect and organize economic evidence; and compare benefits with costs. In this course of study, each of the instructional blocks is built upon the supporting Idaho Achievement Standards. Following an introduction, the lesson plan is divided into three blocks: (1) "Economic Theory"; (2) "Fundamental Economic Concepts"; and (3) "Personal Financial Literacy." Blocks 1 and 2 contain: "Goal and Objectives"; "Idaho Achievement Standards"; "Suggested Activities"; and "Suggested Materials." Block 3 contains: "Goal and Objectives"; "Idaho Achievement Standards"; and "Suggested Activities." Appended are the Idaho Achievement Standards. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Idaho Department of Education, Len B. Jordan Office Building, 650 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6800; Fax: 208-334-2228. For full text: http://www.sde.state.id.us/admin/coursesofstudy.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho