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Eleventh graders use web based documents to answer a specifc question, "How did American attitudes towards materialism change during the 1980's? They analyze documents, records, and data in order to answer this specific question.
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The Economy in the 1980s
Examine economic policies put into place during the Reagan administration. Pupils read an informational passage about the 1980s and the impact of the economic policies. They then respond to seven questions about the text. Consider...
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New Year's Eve: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989
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