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The Saffron Scourge: Society, Politics and Disease

By taking a closer look at various Yellow Fever outbreaks, the authors demonstrate for students the social, governmental, and economic impact of epidemics upon cities.

Using Music to Teach about the Great Depression

Students will gain new perspectives on the socio-economic circumstances of the Great Depression through an analysis of song lyrics of the time.
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Looking at the Law Seeking Good CreditAnd Keeping It

Teaching Activities by James H. Landman

Cool Websites and Other Technology Resources for Teaching about the United States Economy

Electronic resources can be extremely effective in teaching economics. In this article, the authors highlight exemplary sites that foster economic understanding.
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Lesson The U.S. Constitution: Rules of the Game National Council on Economic Education

Lesson Whatdunnit? The Great Depression Mystery

This simulation activity offers clues to why the American economy went from unprecedented prosperity in the 1920s to unprecedented misery in the 1930s.
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What Caused the Great Depression?

A review of the three major schools of thought on the causes of the Great Depression provides deeper understanding of both the history of the Depression and basic principles of economics.
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The Founding Entrepreneurs: America's Prosperity

The entrepreneurs who spurred America's exceptional development offer students a model of what can be accomplished when individuals identify problems and seek productive solutions.
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Cross-State Variation in Economics Content Standards in the Primary Grades

There is a great difference in the economics concepts and principles outlined in state standards for the primary grades. The authors offer strategies for lagging states to strengthen their approach.
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Sliding U.S. Dollar Packs a Wallop to Wallets Worldwide

The federal deficit, the trade deficit, and most recently the housing and mortgage crunches have caused the value of the dollar to plummet. A closer look at this issue will help students understand its impact on ordinary citizens.
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