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Resources for Teaching Economics in American History. Features. Essay on the economic way of thinking. 39 complete lesson plans Economic history explanations Detailed teaching procedures All visuals and handouts are included Linked to national economics and history standards

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Resources for Teaching Economics in American History


  • Essay on the economic way of thinking.

  • 39 complete lesson plans

    • Economic history explanations

    • Detailed teaching procedures

    • All visuals and handouts are included

    • Linked to national economics and history standards

  • Uses an “economic mystery” approach to encourage students to practice economic thinking skills.

  • Includes multiple choice and constructed response assessments.

  • Published by the Council on Economic Education

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Economic Episodes in American History: Wohl Publishing


  • 32 chapters focused on an economic episode

  • Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the economic way of thinking

  • All other chapters can stand alone

  • Complete Teacher’s Guide including answer to the Questions for Discussion, correlations to national standards, a teaching activity for each chapter, assessments including constructed response and multiple choice items for each chapter.

  • Available in multiple formats: print, online, customized

Chapter Organization

  • Framing the Issue (with a personal story)

  • Key Economic Concepts (Box)

  • The Historical Context

  • The Economics of the topic

  • Historical Questions and Economic Answers

  • Primary Source

  • Then and Now

  • Complete Teacher’s Guide with summaries, standards, assessments and activities.

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 How Can Economics Illuminate History?

  • CHAPTER 2 Why Did the British Colonies Succeed Economically—Without Finding Gold and Silver?

  • CHAPTER 3 Why Did John Harrower Sell Himself into Bondage?

  • CHAPTER 4 Why Did the American Colonists Fight When They Were Safe, Prosperous, and Free?

  • CHAPTER 5 How Did the U.S. Constitution Provide a Road Map to Economic Prosperity?

  • CHAPTER 6 Turnpikes, Canals and Railroads: What Did We Do Before Interstate Highways?

  • CHAPTER 7 Was Slavery a Market Institution?

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 8 The Civil War and Lee’s Dilemma: Why

    Fight a War When the North’s Economy Was So Much Stronger?

  • CHAPTER 9 How Did the Civil War Change the U.S. Economy?

  • CHAPTER 10 The Homestead Act of 1862: Was Free Land Really Free?

  • CHAPTER 11 Did the Comanche and Other American Indians Favor Communal Ownership?

  • CHAPTER 12 Why Did Frank H. Mayer and His Fellow Hunters Kill Buffalo, Almost to Extinction?

  • CHAPTER 13 Did Railroads Cause the Economy of the Late 1800s to Grow?

  • CHAPTER 14 Hard Currency: Sound Money or Cross of Gold?

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 15 Were the Robber Barons Robbers or Barons?

  • CHAPTER 16 Why Did the 19th-Century Monopolies Disappear?

  • CHAPTER 17 How Did Financial Panics Lead to the Establishment of an Independent Central Bank?

  • CHAPTER 18 Who Was the Titanic Baby and Where Was He Going?

  • CHAPTER 19 What Made the Roaring Twenties Roar, Economically: Real Growth or a Stock Market Bubble?

  • CHAPTER 20 Why Did a Mild Recession in 1929 Become the Great Depression of the 1930s?

  • CHAPTER 21 Was the New Deal Good for the U.S. Economy?

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 22 The Economics of Union Membership: Solidarity Forever?

  • CHAPTER 23 Did Rosie the Riveter Win the Battle for Working Women?

  • CHAPTER 24 Why Did the Economy Grow after World War II?

  • CHAPTER 25 Who Desegregated Major League Baseball: Adam Smith or Jackie Robinson?

  • CHAPTER 26 How Did the Marshall Plan Become a Model for Foreign Aid Programs?

  • CHAPTER 27 What Were the Origins of the African American Middle Class?

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 28 Why Did Communism Collapse?

  • CHAPTER 29 How Did the Economy Influence Presidential Elections in the Stagnant Seventies?

  • CHAPTER 30 Is the Information Revolution as Big as the Industrial Revolution?

  • CHAPTER 31 Is Free Trade Out of Date?

  • CHAPTER 32 Is the Growth of the Federal Government Good for the Economy?

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