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Activity: When Gas Was a Quarter!
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Description: This is the student page that goes with the When Gas Was a Quarter! lesson plan. In this exercise, students explore the following questions: Why does everything cost so much more now, compared to when your parents were growing up? Have you heard your relatives say that they paid a quarter for a gallon of gas? Or that they paid a dollar to get into the movie? Well, your grandparents or your great-grandparents only paid a dime!
Technology Type: JavaScript 
Author: Council for Economic Education
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plan: When Gas Was a Quarter
Support Materials: Compare Prices During the Great Depression to Prices Today
Consumer Price Index (Estimate) 1800-
Consumer Price Index, 1913-
Courses: Math 4 Writing percentages, Finding percentages, Money/coins
Math 5 Writing percentages, Finding percentages, Rates
Financial Education Inflation