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Augustana College Economic Education Workshop teaching packets.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 384
The Augustana College Economic Education Workshop teaching packets were assembled at workshops held by Augustana between 1958 and 1963. The packets are primarily designed to assist elementary school teachers teaching the basics of economics to students in kindergarten through third grade, with dome materials focusing on junior high students. The packets contain syllabi, introductions to the history of economics and fiscal policy, bibliographies, learning objectives, and lesson plans.

Dates

  • 1958-1963

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (/ 1 box)

Overview

The Augustana College Economic Education Workshop teaching packets were assembled at workshops held by Augustana between 1958 and 1963. The packets are primarily designed to assist elementary school teachers teaching the basics of economics to students in kindergarten through third grade, with some materials focusing on junior high school students. Augustana College’s Economic Education Workshops were directed by Marcus Bruhn, chair of Augustana’s economics department.

Historical Note

Augustana College’s Economic Education Workshops were directed by Marcus Bruhn, chair of Augustana’s economics department. Bruhn held a masters and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught at multiple colleges across the Midwest. According to the 1960 teaching packet, Bruhn’s workshop brought together teachers from local elementary, middle, and high schools in order to promote “a better understanding of economic problems today and a desire to incorporate such knowledge” into K-12 pedagogy. These teaching packets were provided to participants to guide them in teaching certain subjects or events relative to the field of economics.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

Collection separated from MSS 385 Augustana College Special Collections Local History collection in October 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Atticus Garrison, July 2015.
Title
Augustana College Economic Education Workshop teaching packets, 1958-1963.
Status
completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
July 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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