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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies instructional activity guide learners through different memorials, commemorative...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Money Matters: Why It Pays to Be Financially Responsible
What does it mean to be financially responsible? Pupils begin to develop the building blocks of strong financial decision making by reviewing how their past purchases are examples of cost comparing, cost-benefit analysis, and budgeting.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Deflation: Who Let the Air Out?
Why do decreasing prices (deflation) restrain economic growth, and why is this a real concern? Here you'll find reading materials and a related worksheet that gets right to the heart of this question, using recent events and real...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What would your class members say to the opportunity to take two years off of school between grades 10 and 11? Examine the economic concepts of costs, benefits, and unintended consequences with this unique and engaging approach.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, January 2012
Using the latest updates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Price Index, learners conduct economic data analysis. They examine the charts, graphs, and websites provided to draw conclusions on current and future economic...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)
Study historical events by combining the study of historical fiction and non-fiction. Learners read about true past events in historical fiction novels and then research non-fiction accounts of the same events. What are some differences...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable