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1. demand supply goods and services profit 2. priceboomtown entrepreneur production
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25 new families moved into your neighborhood and every neighborhood in your area? there were so many more people…what would you need?
What do you see in these photos from 1901? What do you think these photos represent? Where is Beaumont, Longview?
Beaumont population grew from 9,000 people to 50,000 in three months. Breckinridge population went from 600 in 1918 to 30,000 in 1919 February 1931 Longview grew from 5,000 to 10,000 in 2 months How would their lives have changed????
1. You are going to be in six different groups. 2. Your group will read one primary source together. 3. What goods and services are limited in supply? 4. What factors caused an increased demand for G & S? 5. What new occupations developed? Why? 6. Are your lists of important goods and services the same as those 100 years ago? Explain. 7. What examples of entrepreneurship are there? What are examples of profit motive?
Share your answers with your expert group. Switch groups and share what you learned about the new story
1. Pretend that you live in a community that will soon have a huge boom in population. 2. It is a fictional town in the panhandle of Texas in Floyd County. There are 125 people now. You are close to highway 70. 3. Oil has been discovered and 1000 population is expected within 2 months
1. Floyd County: 125 to 1000 population in 2 months 2. One gas station which sells groceries (mainly milk and bread) 3. Work in small groups to: 1. A. List problems 2. B. What goods and services will they need? 3. C. Make a list of actions needed to help people deal with population boom.
. Please read your section of the article: http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/fracking/?gclid=CO7 FraGdp7ACFWLktgodhx46Yw http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/fracking/?gclid=CO7 FraGdp7ACFWLktgodhx46Yw Answer the following questions. 1. What is fracking? 2. Where is the fracking taking place? 3. What are three important points about what is happening 4. Using the map, what do you notice about locations?
Read your segment of the Eagle Ford Fracking Article and provide pro and con arguments concerning fracking. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-20/eagle-ford- drilling-rush-may-boost-texas-tax-revenue-15-fold.html You will meet with several other students. Each person will explain pros and cons of fracking. Make a list of the pros and cons discussed. Next, choose one pro and one con. Make a list of what you think the next steps should be for these?
Beaumont early 1900 Small towns 2000s What was the discovery? Compare the roles that technology played in the discovery. Compare the roles that geography played in the discovery. What impact did these discoveries have on urbanization? What were similar lifestyle and social changes and how the people handled them? What were differences in lifestyles and social changes and how people handled them?
What is the point? What are the similarities and differences between Spindletop and today?