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The Great Depression: The Dirty, Gritty Truth (or Lies) from a Kid’s Perspective

What does Key West and the Great Depression have in common? Economics! Come check out this connection through children’s literature.

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VCEE Online Offerings Center for Economic Education

Feb 25, 2023
Virtual, via Zoom

Registration Deadline: February 24, 2023
Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Middle School
Potential Recertification Credits: 2

Let’s uncover the truth about the Great Depression by way of Key West and Beans Curry.  “Beans,” the opportunistic main character in Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm gives his account of living through the Great Depression and the recovery influenced by the New Deal. Topics discussed include: ethical decision making, cost, benefits, productive resources, jobs, spending, saving, and giving.

Classroom ready economic lessons connected to the Virginia SOLs and door prizes will be distributed.


Instructor: Rebecca Booth, MBA
Contact Person:
O. Kate Scott, Vice President of Programs
Center for Economic Education
VCEE Online Offerings

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