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Integrating Economics into 20th Century U.S. History

  • UA Eller College 1130 East Helen Street Tucson, AZ, 85721 United States (map)

In this half-day workshop middle and high school teachers will discover engaging ways to teach American history and economic principles simultaneously! Join us for breakfast and lessons on the consumerism and affluence of the 1920s, the economic transformations of the 1930s, and the feminization of the workforce in the mid-to-late 20th century. These lessons encourage economic and historical thinking skills as students will make historical claims and support them with evidence drawn from analyzing quantitative data, literature and primary source documents. Attendees will receive all materials necessary to replicate lessons presented. This workshop will be taught by Megan Kirts, Department Chair in Social Studies at Catalina Foothills H.S. and AP U.S. History reader, and Josh Dalton, MAEEE, University of Delaware. Suitable for all middle and high school teachers who teach history, social studies, language arts or government.