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ERIC Number: ED418009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 158
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56183-488-2
United States History. Focus on Economics.
Wentworth, Donald R.; Kraig, Beth; Schug, Mark C.
This book uses human interest stories to explain perplexing behavior from an economic perspective throughout U.S. history. The set of 15 lessons include: (1) "Indentured Servitude: Why Sell Yourself into Bondage?"; (2) "Do the Right Thing: Free the Slaves, Avoid the War"; (3) "Why Would You Raise Chickens When You Don't Like Eggs? -or- Why Did Farmers Specialize?"; (4) "Who Should Make the Food Safe?"; (5) "The Buffalo Are Back"; (6) "Why Don't Cowboys Ever Ride into the Sunset?"; (7) "How Can Big Business Make Money from Tariffs?"; (8) "Who Invented Bad Breath and Why?"; (9) "Prohibition Then; MADD Today"; (10) "Why Would White Baseball Club Owners Sign Black Players?"; (11) "Where Did the African-American Middle Class Come From?"; (12) "Gift Giving in America: Why Do You Give the People You Love Things They Hate? -or- Do You Care Enough to Send the Very Best?"; (13) "Why Would Grape Pickers Ask People Not to Buy Grapes?"; (14) "Why Have Americans Climbed So Many Mountains?"; and (15) "What Can Yesterday's Choices Tell Us about Tomorrow?" Each lesson includes core concepts, objectives, materials needed, a lesson description, procedures, and suggested evaluation. (EH)
National Council on Economic Education, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A