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Lesson Plan: When Gas Was a Quarter
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Description: Why do things cost so much more now than they used to? Students will find out about inflation in the United States. With this lesson, students will use the Consumer Price Index and explore inflation and deflation and how prices change over time.
Technology Type: JavaScript 
Author: Council for Economic Education
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Activity: 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-
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