Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History uses a unique mystery-solving approach to teach U.S. economic history to your high school students.
Sure to capture the attention of your inquisitive and energetic students, these activity-based lessons give you a new, refreshing way to meet your U.S. History content goals, and infuse eye-opening economics material at the same time.
Your students solve intriguing historical mysteries such as:
- Why did the 13 American colonies prosper, when they had little to offer economically?
- Is education beyond high school worth the cost?
- Why did the economy grow during the 1920's, but falter during the 1930's?
- Did the New Deal help, or hurt, economic recovery?
- Why did the post-World War II years bring unprecedented prosperity and expansion to the American middle class?
When you turn your students into U.S. History sleuths, you'll immediately capture their attention and unleash a new wave of creativity in your classroom.
The publication of Focus: Understanding Economics in U.S. History and this Web site were made possible through funding from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation.