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Introducing Economics : a Critical Guide for Teaching.

Author: Mark H Maier; Julie Nelson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maier, Mark H.
Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Maier; Julie Nelson
ISBN: 9781317467335 1317467337
OCLC Number: 898771417
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Activities and Resources; Acknowledgments; Part I: Overview; 1. Introduction; 2. Why Are We Teaching Economics? The History of Economics in High Schools; 3. Where Did This Idea Come From? A Primer on Major Schools of Economics; Part II: Teaching Economics, Chapter by Chapter; 4. What Is Economics?; 5. Economic Systems; 6. Supply, Demand, and Markets; 7. Competition and Monopoly; 8. Consumer Education; 9. Business Education; 10. Labor and the Distribution of Wealth and Income; 11. Gross Domestic Product. 12. Roles of Government13. Unemployment and Inflation; 14. Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve; 15. Fiscal and Monetary Policy; 16. Economic Growth and Development; 17. Global Economics and Trade; Part III: Resources; 18. Resource Materials; Index; About the Authors.

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Make economics resonate to high school students. This practical handbook will help economics and social studies teachers foster critical thinking by introducing students to the real-life dimensions of the major controversies in contemporary economics. Filled with useful teaching tips and user-friendly information on finding engaging materials and activities for the classroom, the book also includes detailed coverage of the Voluntary National Content Standards for economics. ""Introducing Economics"" is a one-stop resource for high school teachers who want to make economics relevant to their st.

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