Teaching Strategies K-2

Teaching Strategies K-2

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This teacher resource manual uses K-2 student 'wants' as a starting place for teaching economic education. The manual contains step-by-step lesson plans and reductions of the student pages for quick reference. Each lesson is divided into four parts: focus, prepare, teach, and connect. Part 1 shows how goods and services satisfy all people's economic wants. Part 2 introduces students to the world of work, showing them different resources that are used in producing goods and services. In part 3, students become aware of a world of scarcity and the need to make choices. Part 4 builds on young children's fascination with the adult world of work and teaches them about specialization and interdependence. Part 5 shows how consumers and producers are brought together through exchange, and students learn about the role of money in exchange. The final two lessons in part 5 review the concepts from all earlier lessons. Performance outcomes, a planning chart, and a 25-term glossary also are included in the manual. The companion student activities manual contains 26 supporting activities. The pages include family letters, scripts, activity cards, patterns, and a variety of other classroom exercises in blackline master form. (LB)The 25 lessons in this 5part instructional guide are designed to build on the world in which young children live.

Title:Teaching Strategies K-2
Author:Barbara J. Phipps, Martha C. Hopkins, Rita L. Littrell
Publisher:Council for Economic Educat - 1993


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