This interactive tool contains two videos of Dr. Mark Schug explaining how the "economic way of thinking" can help students understand U.S. History concepts. If you're thinking about ways to improve your U.S. History course, these videos might help.

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Key Concepts

Choice, Decision Making, Incentive, Opportunity Cost, Benefit, Costs

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