ECN.1 Identify SDA Christian principles and values in correlation with social studies.
|ECN.1.1||Recognize God’s purpose in the dynamics of human history.|
|ECN.1.2||Explore God’s role in the political, social, economic, and spiritual areas of societies.|
|ECN.1.3||Apply Biblical principles of Christian morality, integrity, and ethical behavior to all aspects of life.|
|ECN.1.4||Equip students with a Christian approach toward social issues.|
ECN.2 Develop abilities in social studies.
|ECN.2.1||Develop critical and creative thinking skills (research, analysis, evaluation, correlation).|
|ECN.2.2||Utilize the principles and methodologies of cooperative learning (benefiting from others’ experiences).|
|ECN.2.3||Develop effective communication skills (speaking, writing, listening, debating, using technology, etc.).|
ECN.3 Be able to apply social studies knowledge and skills.
|ECN.3.1||Read, research, analyze, write, and present using primary, secondary, and technological sources.|
|ECN.3.2||Identify key concepts and themes.|
|ECN.3.3||Demonstrate an appreciation of life through diverse perspectives.|
|ECN.3.4||Correlate relevant concepts from past to present.|
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ECN.4 Be able to understand common terms, concepts, and economic reasoning.
|ECN.4.1||Identify key terms (scarcity, stewardship, inflation, recession, etc.).|
|ECN.4.2||Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts (supply and demand, free enterprise system, business cycle, etc.).|
|ECN.4.3||Examine how government organizations monitor and regulate the economy through fiscal policy.|
|ECN.4.4||Compare and contrast the different economic systems.|
|ECN.4.5||Recognize the origins and influence of ideas (social, religious, philosophical, political, etc.).|
ECN.5 Be able to recognize the rights and responsibilities of individuals and businesses.
|ECN.5.1||Evaluate the costs and benefits of using credit.|
|ECN.5.2||Apply rational decision making to personal spending and saving choices.|
|ECN.5.3||Understand the significance of tithing and biblical stewardship.|
|ECN.5.4||Analyze the role of businesses and their impact on the economy.|
|ECN.5.5||Assess the career options in today’s economy and the skills necessary for employment.|
ECN.6 Be able to utilize various literacy skills for interpreting economic data.
|ECN.6.1||Exhibit appropriate skills for interpreting tables, charts, graphs, etc.|
|ECN.6.2||Select, validate, and effectively use a variety of sources to formulate a position or course of action on an issue.|
|ECN.6.3||Identify opinion and bias in written, oral, or visual material.|
|ECN.6.4||Communicate information logically using basic language arts skills.|
ECN.7 Be able to analyze economic themes and their impact on society.
|ECN.7.1||Trace the influence of historic events and scientific/technological innovations on economics (depression, terrorism, internet, etc.).|
|ECN.7.2||Evaluate changing issues in the labor market (EEOC, OSHA, labor unions, unequal pay, etc.).|
|ECN.7.3||Assess the interdependence of global economic systems (embargo, international trade, foreign exchange, etc.).|
|ECN.7.4||Examine the influence of the U.S. in its role as a world economic power.|
|ECN.7.5||Relate key influences and themes to past, present, and possible future events.|