Jefferson, Texas: An Economics Lesson

Lesson PlanStudents will use Jefferson, Texas, as a case study of a town that boomed in the mid-1800s and then declined in the 1880s. The main point of this economic lesson is "opportunity cost." This lesson begins on page 6 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras & Individuals.
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
URL:http://economicstexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Texas-Eras.pdf
Grade Level:7th Grade
TEKS:7.8(B), 7.10(B), 7.12(B), 7.13(B), 7.21(B)
Topics:Republic of Texas, Antebellum Texas, Civil War, Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century

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