ON-Lion Letter
So much of American history involves economic events.  Whether it is the American Revolution or the Civil War, The Great Depression, or The New Deal, much of what we teach in U.S. history is about economic events as a primary cause and/or effect of the political, military, and social history that forms the central narrative of American history.

With a fuller and deeper understanding of economic processes and institutions, which the Economic Episodes in American History supplemental curriculum provides, high-school students can have a more complete understanding of why certain events happened.  They can see how individuals and the society made choices and they can recognize the unintended economic consequences that often occurred.

Economic Episodes in American History was written by Mark C. Schug and William C. Wood.  Schug is a professor emeritus of education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Several of Schug's economic-education projects have been supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  Wood is an economics professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., and director of its Center for Economic Education.

With the greater knowledge of economics that their new textbook can help provide, students can better analyze the choices and decisions they will need to make in their own lives, as both individuals and as engaged citizens shaping the future of our nation.  It enhances an understanding of history and expands the critical thinking skills of students.

From Wohl Publishing, Economic Episodes in American History is available in several formats and can be ordered online.
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