Erin on Econ
I am using this site as a way to share my thoughts about K-12 economics and economic issues with a larger audience. I believe that this format is more conducive than an academic journal to the kinds of insights I want to share and aligns my writing and working style.
On this site, I will highlight economic resources and thoughts as a way to make complex ideas accessible. I may also share my thoughts and insights about a myriad of media including books, TV, movies and podcasts.
This site is intended to provide insight into economic issues, particularly as they relate to K-12 education. Although the contents is based on scholarly research, the opinions expressed here are the author’s and should not be taken as representative of a particular organization or institution.
Note-this site is not intended to provide financial advice.
If you use any content from this site, please cite me;
Adams, E. (2020). Title of post. Erin on Econ. http://www.erinonecon.net
I can be found on Twitter @ECA_Twin
Latest from the Blog
No need for needs? Putting wants and needs into historical context. February 8, 2021 See this exchange of letters in SSYL for context https://www.socialstudies.org/ssyl/march-april-2020/letters-to-the-editor-defining-economic-terms-at-the-elementary-level Although economics purportedly does not teach “needs,” somehow lessons on needs and wants manage to find their way into K-5 classrooms. Just last week on of my students, a local K-5Continue reading “No Need For Needs?”
With Kelly Koch, UGA The C3 Framework states that knowledge of human capital is an essential component of economic reasoning; “Economic reasoning and skillful use of economic tools draw upona strong base of knowledge about human capital, land, investments,money, income and production, taxes, and government expenditures” (p. 35). Covid-19 has revealed a need for criticalContinue reading “Unpacking human capital narratives in social studies and society”
I wrote about jobs in the job creators post and my state of elem. econ post. Here’s what I’m continuing to think about; I think classroom jobs (community-builders?) done right (or better) could likely foster a sense of belonging, affiliation and purpose. A job could be a way for a student to have a concrete,Continue reading “More on Jobs + entrepreneurship”
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