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What Does It Cost? Wages and Expenses in Historical Context

Students research the relative value of a historical dollar. They use old newspapers to find costs for food, housing, clothing, and transportation and then calculate the number of hours a worker would need to be employed to live comfortably.

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6th - 12th
Social Studies & History
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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