Suppose that you were going to teach an economic history course to high school students. The goal is to offer a better perspective on economic growth and macroeconomic issues than one gets from the usual ahistorical approach.

What eras/episodes would you highlight? What might you ask students to read (remember, high school students)?

Obvious choices for eras/episodes:

1. The agricultural revolution

2. The Silk Road

3. The industrial revolution

4. The Communist experiment

5. The Great Depression

6. The 1970’s.

7. The financial crisis