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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.1 Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.1.1 Analyzes the incentives for people's economic choices in the United States in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Examines what economic incentives caused people to join labor unions in large numbers during the Great Depression.
-Examines how the overproduction of agricultural products led farmers to destroy their supply to boost prices at the beginning of the Great Depression.
-Examines how automobile producers set prices in the 1920s to generate sustainable demand among middle-class Americans.
-Examines what economic incentives caused the U.S. government to institute the Bracero program.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Reform, Prosperity, and the Great Depression (1918—1939)