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Holes and Goals

  1. 1. ECONOMICS FORSOCIAL STUDIESTEACHERSDesigned and Presentedby Sarah Shipley
  2. 2. RATIONALE Economics = Boring and TerrifyingNow I’m a teacher and I have to teach economics.Praxis
  3. 3. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS What is the overall impact of the economy on (my) life?Topical Questions: How has economics changed over time? How has economic theory been influenced by history? What created the current economic crisis and how can we fix it?
  4. 4. BLUE COLLAR BUDGETInspired by the Book Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich.Place of Work = Wal-Mart $7.50/hour40 Hours a week = $1200/ monthLiving Expenses (Food, Gas, Phone)- $214Housing—Dun Dun Dun  St. Mary’s Landing Apartments- Studio Apartment $710 a month (includes water and sewer)
  5. 5. WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH?WebQuest about the current economic crisishttps://sites.google.com/site/whatcausedthe crash/home
  6. 6. CAUSES AND PREVENTIONSORGANIZERSynthesis of everything I learned from the WebQuestWhat I would hope my students would take away from that experience
  7. 7. HISTORY OF ECONOMICSTIMELINEShow economic developments alongside historical events and cultural movementsInterconnectedness of historyUseful in the future when questions arise about an economic theory
  8. 8. FAVORITE RESOURCESWikipediaNickel and DimedA Brief History of Economics:Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science
  9. 9. WHAT I LEARNEDContent: Economics is actually interesting when put in its historical and social contextSelf: I am insanely stubborn and love structure, I will always make the product myself first before giving my students the assignmentProfessional Development: Time consuming and would be better if could be done in a more relaxing environment.What’s Next: Continue with Economics (Need more 20th Century); Look into world history
  10. 10. BRINGIN’ IT BACK HOMEImportant to help students see the value in understanding modern economics  Use WebQuest to do thisAlways link economics to historical setting and social events
  11. 11. ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGWe each have a role in our economy; each purchase we make, or do not make; each stock trade that is made, or not made; effects our current economic situation. From the smallest child, to the oldest adult, we make our economy run; therefore, we must know how the economy functions to insure our prosperity.

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