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ERIC Number: EJ1059310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Economics through Inquiry: Creating Social Businesses in Fifth Grade
Whitlock, Annie McMahon
Social Studies, v106 n3 p117-125 2015
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) features an inquiry approach to teaching K-12 social studies in which social studies standards are organized into an "inquiry arc." Inquiry in elementary economics is often underused in practice (Laney 2001). This study describes how a class of fifth-grade students engaged in the inquiry arc in economics through the One Hen unit, a curriculum in which students create social businesses. Students learned concepts and skills in economics, math, and language arts while developing questions, evaluating evidence, and presenting results of their work helping homeless youth in their community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan