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[Grade 5 Chapter 7 Investigation]

Out of the Past

Investigation Organizer
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their work on the Chapter Investigation.

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the Chapter Investigation.

CPI Calculation Machine
The Woodrow Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has a calculator to help figure prices in current dollar values. The Consumer Price Index is used to generate these results. Use the Consumer Price Index and Inflation Rates, 1913- link to get the rates for years you want to calculate dollar values for. Then use the How the CPI is used to make these calculations information to calculate dollar amounts. Check results with the CPI Calculation Machine.
http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/research/data/us/calc/

At Home in a House Subdivided: 1950--Present
This exhibit at the Illinois State Museum shows how life in American homes has changed over time. This section of the exhibit examines the 1950s to the present day. Teacher resources include lesson plans and activities.
http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1950/

Social and Cultural History of the 1950s
This site explores American society and culture during the 1950s. Issues and the changes happening times are explained. In addition, biliographies and links to other sites are provided.
http://home.earthlink.net/~neuhausj/1950s/mood.html


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