ResearchNet is designed to support students doing primary research into the economy of their local community. Students examine the capital, trade, and technology affecting a particular town or region. The program provides a network of experts and other resources to support their work. Students' final projects may be a videotape, audiotape, poster exhibit, PowerPoint presentation, web site, or publication.
ResearchNet is intended to nurture local economic research and provide an extended venue for celebrating students’ research into the economic history of their communities.
- Denim Deal
by Robert Fuller, Stanley Jodziewicz, Robert Lord, Carlene Rose, and Taryn Zuccala
Manchester Central High School
Five teachers from Manchester Central High School created an interdisciplinary project entitled The Denim Deal. The overall purpose of the Denim Deal COOL Team was to combine three disciplines: history, economics, and marketing, utilizing current technologies. The project was to research historic and economic factors in Manchester as they relate to factory production at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1873. Using the information gathered, the students would then create a marketing presentation to Levi Strauss & Company. The goal was to convince Levi Strauss & Co. to buy their denim from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.
(includes overview, standards, and rubric)
Historic | Economic | Marketing