6th-8th Grade History Activity: 1970s Stagflation Explained
In the 1970s, the US economy experienced ‘stagflation’. Stagflation occurs when a country is faced with two economic issues: inflation and stagnation. In this series of animations, the main contributing factors that led to stagflation are explained using key points from history and animated graphics.
This activity is available in our American History B course
The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.