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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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University of Lynchburg Center for Economic Education

Oct 21, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Lynchburg – Schewel 231
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Grade Level: 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, Director
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Rebecca Booth, Director
Center for Economic Education
University of Lynchburg

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