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ERIC Number: ED462800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 393
Abstractor: N/A
Economics. Teacher's Guide [and Student Guide]. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS).
Chambliss, Robert, Ed.; Fresen, Sue, Ed.
This teacher's guide and student guide unit contains supplemental readings, activities, and methods adapted for secondary students who have disabilities and other students with diverse learning needs. The curriculum correlates to Florida's Sunshine State Standards and is divided into the following six units of study: (1) introduction to economics, which addresses opportunity cost, supply and demand, different types of resources, entrepreneurship, property, and economic rent; (2) economic systems, which addresses the market system, command economic system, government controlled command economy, mixed economics, and measuring government control of the economy; (3) supply and demand, which addresses elastic and inelastic demand, fair market price, and profit; (4) economic institutions, which addresses types of business competition, business organizations, the role of banking institutions, and government regulation of the money supply; (5) taxes; and (6) an examination of the American economy, which addresses tools for measuring economic growth, tariffs and unemployment. The teacher's guide includes a general description of each unit's content and focus, provides suggestions for enrichment, and contains an assessment to measure student performance. The student guide includes case studies and practice activities. Appendices describe instructional strategies, list enrichment suggestions, contain suggestions for specific strategies to facilitate inclusion, and contain a chart describing standards and benchmarks. (Contains 37 references.) (CR)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A