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3.3 Incorporating CA CCSS in Economics

Similar to civics and government, economic content is woven throughout the CA History-Social Science Standards in grades 1–11, and is the primary discipline studied in the Grade 12 Principles of Economics course. As with the other history/social studies disciplines, it is important to consider how to incorporate the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy into economics to help students strengthen both literacy skills and content knowledge.

The requirements of the CCSS have the potential not only to enhance core literacy competencies, but also to strengthen the teaching of Economics as well."

Kozdras and Day (2013)

Time to Read

Take some time to read "Common Core State Standards and Economics: Reading like a Detective, Writing like a Reporter, and Thinking like and Economist" by Deborah Kozdras and Stephen Day.* Notice the way the authors analyzed each of the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading and developed related text-based questions to guide students through a quote about the 'Invisible Hand' by Adam Smith. This reading can be used to address the CA History-Social Science Standard linked below.

*Source: Kozdras, Deborah, and Stephen Day. “Common Core State Standards and Economics: Reading like a Detective, Writing like a Reporter, and Thinking like and Economist.” Social Studies Review: Journal of the California Council for the Social Studies, 52 (2013): 23–31. Used with permission from the California Council for the Social Studies.

CA History-Social Science Standard, Grade 12 Principles of Economics

Time to Reflect

Reflect on the reading by completing the journal question that follows.

 

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