What Does It Cost? Wages and Expenses in Historical Context

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Learners 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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Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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