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The Firm: How can it keep costs down? (2012)

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In 1980, renowned soda company Coca-Cola replaced sugar with high-fructose corn extract in order to lower production costs. In 1963, Studebaker closed its plant, unable to increase sales and take advantage of economies of scale. In the 21st century, printing and publishing company PrintPOD, Inc. avoided increasing domestic labor expenses by tapping into the workforce in India.

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The Firm: How can it keep costs down?

Resources and Scarcity (2012)

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Faced with dwindling resources, Congress fiercely debated whether to preserve 100 million acres of Alaskan land as a national park or open the land for mineral exploration. The need to provide both guns and butter during World War II led to an unprecedented period of economic growth. In the 1970s, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered U.S.

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Reducing Poverty (2012)

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During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt put forth a Social Security program, using money from employer/employee contributions. In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Welfare Reform Act, requiring welfare recipients to move into the work force.

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GNP/GDP (2012)

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During the Great Depression, Simon Kuznets led an investigative study resulting in the first publication of the nation’s national income. It was called the Gross National Product (GNP). Using GNP to assess the overall production-to-consumption ratio of the U.S., President Roosevelt entered World War II without jeopardizing the basic needs of U.S. citizens.

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The Great Depression and the Keynesian Revolution (2012)

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In 1932, President Herbert Hoover spoke enthusiastically about financial recovery while John Maynard Keynes expressed doubts. In 1936, Keynes published The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, developing a theory that later became the basis for public policy in Washington.

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Developing Countries (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Africa South of the Sahara: Cote d'Ivoire: Cocoa and Change

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Strength to Overcome (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Africa South of the Sahara:South Africa: This Land is My Land

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Sacred Space, Secular States? (2003)

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This video program features two case studies: Jerusalem: Capital of Two States?and 

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Oil and Water (2003)

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This program features two case studies that examine the interaction between humans and natural resources: Egypt: Gift of the Nile

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Urban and Rural Contrasts (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on India in the region of South Asia:Delhi: Bursting at the Seams

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Agricultural and Urban Revolutions (2004)

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What do historians know about the earliest farmers and herders, and the evolution of cities? Newly emerging evidence about the "cradles of civilization" is examined in light of the social, technological, and cultural complexity of recently discovered settlements and cities.

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Social Realism (2003)

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Class Consciousness in American Literature, 1875-1920

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Digital Commons Network

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The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Teaching the American Revolution Through Play

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We all know the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, but to often we forget that the colonies were almost a year into the Revolutionary War by the time of the signing. Can you replicate historical success? Or will your colonies fall back under British rule? Building upon 1775: Rebellion, an award winning board game, this book presents a week-long unit with detailed lesson plans, primary source documents, and additional instructional resources for teaching the American Revolution through play.

Teaching the American Revolution Through Play

Teaching the Underground Railroad Through Play

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Slavery is a sensitive topic in American history. This book provides resources and lesson plans for a week-long unit covering slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the abolition movement built around an award-winning board game. In Freedom: The Underground Railroad, students will take on the role of abolitionists helping slaves reach freedom in Canada. Background knowledge, primary source documents, and detailed lesson plans on teaching slavery and using the game provide full support for instruction. Customized Freedom mini-game scenarios designed by Brian Mayer and Christopher Harris.

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