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Monday, October 21 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Fifty Cents and a Dream

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Young Booker T. Washington had a dream. That dream was to use the resources at his disposal to earn the money necessary to get an education that would allow him and others to become financially secure. This lesson based on the picture book “Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington” by Jabari Asim challenges young students to make connections between history and economic concepts. The activities in this lesson are based on the early life of Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), who as a young slave growing up in Virginia, was prohibited from learning how to read and write. After Emancipation life was still difficult. His supportive friends and family gave him what little resources they had and he set off on the 500-mile journey that would involve hunger, exhaustion, and poverty. Overcoming these obstacles, he arrived at his destination with 50 cents in his pocket and his future ahead of him.

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Angela Howdeshell

Vice President for Programs and Administration, Kansas Council for Economic Education

Jan Wolcutt

Senior Educator, Director of Center for Economic Education, Wichita State University

Monday October 21, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am CDT
Dugan - Conference Center (B) Newman University, 3100 W. McCormick Wichita, Kansas 67213