ERIC Number: ED164434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Social Studies: Semester Electives for Grade 12. Advanced Economics--Advanced Government.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.
Major concepts and generalizations related to economics and American government are presented. The syllabus is intended for 12th grade social studies teachers. Using the guide, teachers develop and implement strategies which will help students understand more advanced economic and political concepts. Introductory sections provide an overview of economic and political science concepts, definition of vocabulary terms, and information on how to use the syllabus. Economics topics discussed are economic understandings, the market system, government role, economic growth, the United States economy, and comparative economic systems. Topics related to American government role and structure include the nature of government, how to identify and discuss issues, decision making, policy formation, and reevaluation of the power structure. For each topic, information is presented on an overview, discussion questions, generalizations, relevant persons and events, and background information. Activities involve students in deriving generalizations from major topics, discussing concepts and generalizations in class, research projects, identifying trends, analyzing variables, defining terms, and simulating decision-making processes. (DB)
Descriptors: Advanced Programs, Advanced Students, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Grade 12, Power Structure, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Student Motivation, Teaching Guides, United States Government (Course), Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.