Teaching Economics As If People Mattered: A Curriculum Guide to Today’s Economy

Teaching Guide. By Tamara Sober Giecek. 2007. 182 pages. Economics curriculum for high school with lessons on the human implications of economic policies.

  • Themes: Economics, Labor, Math | Reading Levels: Adult, High School | Resource Types: Teaching Guides

teachecoThe second edition of Teaching Economics As If People Mattered, with updated income and wealth statistics, is field-tested by high school teachers. This innovative and accessible economics curriculum looks at the human implications of economic policies.

Twenty-one lesson plans are designed to stimulate dialogue and encourage active student participation in the classroom. Also suitable for college courses, formal and informal adult education, and self study.

Topics include:

  • What is income and why do some people earn so much more of it than others?
  • Viewing income and wealth through gender and race lenses
  • What is wealth and how is it distributed in the US?
  • The global economy and the race to the bottom
  • The consequences of economic inequality
  • Strategies and policies for greater equality

ISBN: 0965924939 | Published by United for a Fair Economy.

 

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