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Johannessen, Larry R. – 2000
This paper proceeds through an interdisciplinary unit of inquiry-based instruction, using the Vietnam War combat novel or memoir as a coming of age narrative, the classic thematic structure of the "bildungsroman." The paper discusses several key inquiry activities and asks readers to focus on two other key inquiry activities to help illustrate how…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Fiction, Higher Education
Braden, Nancy – 1980
An award winning project for teaching economics at the fifth-grade level is described. Content is based on the theme of the economic repercussions of petty crime. As an initial activity, students examine the economic effects of local vandalism on the community and the taxpayers. Throughout the year, rap sessions provide a vehicle for class…
Descriptors: Awards, Costs, Crime, Delinquency Prevention
Williams, Sandra L. – 1981
Arranged in two sections, this paper details a project for incorporating ongoing economics study into a sixth-grade curriculum by creating an imaginary economic system. Section 1 highlights the main activities of the project, which include the following. A money system, based on units of 12 to enhance multiplication skills, was instituted, with…
Descriptors: Awards, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Economic Opportunities
Jasper, Bruce – 1980
Lessons from a ninth-grade course which integrates social studies skills development and economic concept teaching are outlined. An overview describes the content of the year-long course and the skill objectives. Course content is divided into three sections: a basic introduction to economics, student interest topics such as the economics of crime…
Descriptors: Awards, Concept Teaching, Economics Education, Grade 9
Davis, Gaylene – 1981
A 3-month study unit introducing first grade students to economics through an Easter theme is outlined in five sections. Sections 1 and 2 describe rationale, goals, and learning objectives. Section 3 provides learning activities. A wide range of instructional strategies is used to teach the basic economic concepts of want, need, scarcity,…
Descriptors: Awards, Economics Education, Games, Grade 1
Kessler, Jan – 1981
A 2-phase project in which fifth grade students create their own country is described. The project offers a strategy for teaching a comprehensive, interdisciplinary unit on economics. In the first phase, students and teacher create an imaginary country. Separate sections outline the teaching procedure involved in this phase: locating the country;…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
Braden, Nancy – 1981
In this award winning project for incorporating economics study into the curriculum, a fifth grade class studied economic interdependence as it applied to their community (Barling, Arkansas). Class readings of several books dealing with the development of an economic community preceded the students' creation of a mini-Barling with elected…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Awards, Banking, Budgets
Smith, E. M. – 1980
A voluntary extracurricular research seminar on free enterprise for grades 7-9 is described. To acquaint students with the free enterprise system and its relation to society, lectures and discussions examine components of an equation. The components are: man's material welfare = natural resources + human effort x tools of production (MMW = NR + HE…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Research Projects
Bartlett, Glenda; Price, Marlene H. – 1981
A third-grade class and fifth-grade remedial reading students gained a positive attitude toward contemporary economic problems by studying economics as a puzzle in this award-winning project. The following concepts were each approached as pieces of the puzzle to be solved: money, wants and needs, income, goods and services, scarcity, consumption…
Descriptors: Awards, Business, Concept Teaching, Decision Making
Bourbonnais, Mary Kathryn – 1981
Research and study of economic discoveries, inventions, improvements, and man's use of natural and human resources and capital goods from the Stone Age to the present helped fifth graders understand and appreciate the foundation and structure of the U.S. economic system and today's standards of living. The year-long study, which was integrated…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Grade 5
McKeever, Barbara – 1981
An award-winning fourth-grade unit combines computer and economics education by examining the impact of computer usage on various segments of the economy. Students spent one semester becoming familiar with a classroom computer and gaining a general understanding of basic economic concepts through class discussion, field trips, and bulletin boards.…
Descriptors: Awards, Computer Literacy, Computers, Concept Teaching