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[Teacher-talkeconomics] Lesson 1.1

From: Kristie Kinneberg <hakr0505_at_gmail.com_at_learner.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 13:34:16 -0500

One of the things I struggle with the most is introducing economic themes
into a regular history class; especially given that there is a lot to do to
cover the history standards anyway. I like to introduce the idea of
opportunity costs and supply/demand in my history class so that the
concepts are familiar to students when they take economics as juniors.
However, it is hard to make time to teach these concepts and especially
hard for me to tie in historical themes without it seeming completely off
topic. I like the Lesson 1.1 activity because I can apply it to
conservation efforts in the early 20th century, but I am not sure how to go
about incorporating this activity into the lesson on these early
conservation efforts. I like issues highlighted by the activity, and I like
how it could tie the past and present together, but I need some help
thinking up a good way to connect these themes across several decades. Any

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