TCI Lesson: Picking Rusty Gold – Why People Buy Antiques

Are you a fan of the popular “American Pickers” show on History Channel?  Do you also want students to have a historical appreciation for vintage items?  Maybe you just want students to understand supply and demand.  Whatever your reason, this lesson challenges students to pick for “rusty gold” or be an Iowa farmer trying to save money for a new seed spreader.  Try this free lesson by TCI, the award-winning company made by teachers and for teachers!  You can learn more about TCI at


I would also strongly encourage teachers to have their students visit which Mike Wolfe of American Pickers has set up.  The site encourages students to become pickers, showcase their work on a secure and safe site, and also has free lesson ideas for teachers too!
TCI Free Lesson: Picking Rusty Gold

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