Texas Boomtowns: The Impact of Oil Discovery on a Community

Lesson PlanStudents will examine events from "boomtown" experiences following discovery of oil in Texas communities. Students will look at the factors of increased demand on limited supplies of goods and services and examine the relationship between price and quantity. The lesson begins on page 38 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
Grade Level:7th Grade
TEKS:7.6(B), 7.7(B), 7.12(B), 7.12(C), 7.13(A), 7.13(B), 7.20(D), 7.21(A), 7.21(B), 7.22(A)
Topics:Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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