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ERIC Number: EJ1024566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
The Globalization of Economics and How It's Changing Domestic Politics, International Relations, and Our Lives
Risinger, C. Frederick
Social Education, v77 n2 p107-108 Mar-Apr 2013
Teaching economics at the preK-12 level has always been one of the most difficult aspects of social studies education notes C. Frederick Risinger, yet, throughout his teaching career economic issues and events were the drivers of most historical, political, and sociological trends and topics and even human slavery was driven and maintained by economics. The American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War were based to a large extent on economic issues. Incorporating topics and issues of economics and economic globalization throughout the social studies K-12 curriculum is not the easiest thing to do. Yet, there are ways to use examples, such as having students check labels on their clothing and then discuss the degree to which other nations depend on U.S. citizens for their economic well-being. It is an issue that needs to be kept in mind when looking at current international relations and even topics in U.S. history--such as the role of economic issues in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Risinger presents specific Internet sites that will help classroom teachers and curriculum supervisors integrate the concept and significance of economic globalization into their curriculum and teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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