Connecting the Pieces

Connecting the Pieces

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This booklet was developed from a 1996 grant program for international education exchange. U.S. curriculum writers worked with writers in partner countries to design training and create a handbook for curriculum development. The qTrain the Writersq program was piloted with 14 educators from 7 countries, and this publication, qConnecting the Pieces: Building a Beter Economics Lesson, q serves as the workshop text. Teachers and students from Estonia, Romania, and Ukraine worked with the U.S. team to develop their instructional writing skills. This handbook is based on an understanding of the economic content, a mastery of classroom instructional techniques, knowledge of underlying pedagogical and developmental learning issues, and ability to shape these into a meaningful sequence so that other teachers can follow them. Chapter titles include: (1) qWhat is K-12 Economics?q; (2) qEconomics Across the Curriculumq; (3) qThinking Skills, Learning Skills, and Moreq; (4) qModels for Active Teaching and Learningq; (5) qDetermining What Students Have Learnedq; (6) qGenerating Great Teaching Ideasq; (7) qLesson Writing Basicsq; and (8) qFlight Testing Lessons.q Appendices contain the voluntary national content standards in economics and Content Standard 3 with Benchmarks. Contains 21 references. (EH)Essay items address many of the deficiencies of objective items. Essay ... On the other hand, essay items are difficult to grade. ... For example, in an economics class studying the stock market, each student may be given a hypothetical sum of anbsp;...

Title:Connecting the Pieces
Author:Sarapage McCorkle, Bonnie T. Meszaros
Publisher:Council for Economic Educat - 1997


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