ERIC Number: EJ557573
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Conservation of Resources and the Common Pool Problem: A Classroom Exercise for High School Economics Teachers.
Holahan, William L.; Schug, Mark C.
Social Studies, v88 n6 p264-67 Nov-Dec 1997
Describes a classroom exercise designed to illustrate the economic aspects of common ownership, individual ownership, government regulation and to examine how these relate to conservation. The exercise involves the incremental distribution (via a turkey baster) of water between buckets marked "now" and "future." Different rules replicate different economic relationships. (MJP)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Free Enterprise System, Fundamental Concepts, High Schools, Investment, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Misconceptions, Natural Resources, Ownership, Private Sector, Productivity, Resource Allocation, Social Studies, Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A