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This Teacher's Guide provides lessons, activities and resources that will help teachers integrate social science data, concepts of measurement, social consequences of measurement, and the history of America as told by the numbers from the The First Measured Century.
Teaching strategies and activities for each lesson contain many links to resources provided within this website and elsewhere. These resources offer primary sources, expert interviews and other materials related to historical uses of data and social effects over the past century.
Some key themes used in the lessons are:
The lesson plans contained here are targeted primarily at high school grade levels.
Adaptation ideas are provided which may be used to apply these lessons and activities to middle school grades.
Extension ideas are provided for use in college-level courses. The FMC companion book is particularly appropriate for college courses. College course audiences for which the book may apply are:
The First Measured Century is also a valuable reference book for courses in economics, business, journalism, and public policy.
Each of the lesson plans contain: