ERIC Number: EJ404467
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Why Teach about the American Economy?
Morton, John; Reinke, Robert W.
Social Education, v54 n2 p84-86 Feb 1990
Illustrates how economic content and methodology contribute to citizenship education. States that economic courses should emphasize performance measures, the concept of scarcity, and risk management. Suggests that textbooks should become less important as instructional resources and that students should learn critical thinking skills through case studies, problem solving activities, guest speakers, and discussion groups. Provides classroom activities. (GG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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