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Teaching Economics As If People Mattered (with 2015 Updates)
2015 Edition Includes Updated Charts!
United for A Fair Economy (UFE) and High School economics teacher Tamara Giecek created this High School curriculum based on many of the popular seminars and programs UFE delivers to adults across the United States. This book contains 21 lessons with step-by-step instructions for the teacher, reproducible handouts, and lots of additional material to help bring these lessons to life.
Whether you are a public school teacher who wants to supplement your existing curriculum with some fun and eye-opening activities, or you want an entire curriculum for a semester, or you are an after-school program leader looking for some fun and informative one-hour activities, or you are a Sunday School teacher in a church, mosque, or temple, you'll find this book to be a great tool for teaching about economics and more importantly, getting kids to think about economic justice.
Activities included in these lessons are also being used across America with adults in seminars developed by United for A Fair Economy.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1: Defining Economics
Lesson 2: What is Income and Why Do Some People Earn So Much More Than Others?
Lesson 3: Signs of the Economic Times
Lesson 4: Distributing Income: You Be the Judge
Lesson 5: Income Levels and How They've Changed Over the Past 25 Years
Lesson 6: Viewing Income through Gender and Race Lenses
Lesson 7: How Much More Do CEOs Make Than the Average Worker?
Lesson 8: The Widening Pay Gap, What the Experts Say, What Government Can Do About It, and How It Affects the Business Cycle
Lesson 9: Monetary Policy and the Role of the Federal Reserve Board
Lesson 10: What Is Wealth and Who Owns How Much of It (Ten Chairs)
Lesson 11: How Savings Accounts and Stocks Function (updated 2006)
Lesson 12: Born on Third Base
Lesson 13: Economic Boom? For Whom?
Lesson 14: Power Shift Led to Rule Changes
Lesson 15: Globalization: The Race to the Bottom
Lesson 16: America: Who Really Pays the Taxes?
Lesson 17: Closing America's Racial Wealth Gap
Lesson 18: Democracy, A Game for the Elite?
Lesson 19: The Consequences of Economic Inequality and What's Been Done About Them in the Past
Lesson 20: Economic Inequality, Why Should We Care? Because Knowledge Without Action Leads to Despair
Lesson 21: What Can You Do: Real Policies That Lift the Floor, Level the Playing Field, and Address the Concentration of Wealth and Power
Reach And Teach, UFE, and Tamara Giecek are currently working together to create an on-line version of all the lessons in this book. Your purchase of this book or CD-ROM E-book will help us in our fundraising efforts to keep teachingeconomics.org on the web and updates to lessons for years to come.
CD-ROM with Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the book includes everything in the book, allowing you to print any pages and charts on your laser or inkjet printer using the free Adobe Acrobat reader. Runs on Windows and Macintosh computers.