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Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

The recession of 2007–2010 called for the coining of a new word: Staycations! In this lesson, students learn how this new word was coined and discuss how to spend the perfect holiday at or near home.

  • recession
  • coin
  • not afford
  • amuse one’s self
  • swap
  • stressful
  • catch up on
  • tempted
  • a boom
  • book (verb)
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