Understanding Economics in U.S. HistoryUnderstanding Economics in U.S. History

This grant supported the development of a teacher-education module to help high school social studies/history teachers put more economics into their high school classes. The modules were an adaptation of an existing publication entitled Understanding Economics in U.S. History, initially funded by the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation. Desaigned for the 11th and 12th grade, each component includes an overview explaining the key economic idea or concept, followed by specific lesson plans and activities ready-made for the teacher’s classroom. Videos are incorporated into the units and demonstrate effective teaching techniques.

The grant supported the development of the teacher-training modules and the application of the classroom units to web-based instruction. The professional development platform used in the units is being employed in other online teacher-training modules.