ERIC Number: ED470336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Peanuts & Crackerjacks: Economics of Pro Team Sports. Teacher's Guide.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.
This teacher's guide presents instructional materials which examine issues in professional sports for students in high school economics and social studies classes. The issues include how the pro sports market evolved; how leagues gained market power; why athletes earn as much as they do; what are the sources of pro sports revenues; why tickets cost so much; why there is such a high level of economic conflict in modern pro sports; and the globalization of pro sports. The teacher's guide, illustrated with vintage photographs, is divided into nine innings (as in baseball) or lessons. It uses baseball as a case study in professional sports to provide historical background information about the evolution of professional sports teams. The guide states that the instructional materials support 14 of the 20 voluntary national content standards for economics. A standards grid follows the lessons. "The Sports Page" section discusses baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. Contains team photos, resource lists, and Internet addresses for additional Web sites. (BT)
Descriptors: Baseball, Basketball, Economics, Economics Education, Football, High Schools, Ice Hockey, Marketing, Social Studies, Team Sports
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02106. Tel: 617-973-3000. For full text: http://www.bos.frb.org/peanuts/leadpgs/intro.htm/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MA.