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Taking Stock in the Past for the Future

After reading and discussing an article reflecting on the Stock Market Crash of 1929 nearly a century later, learners are then divided into groups to analyze five articles from the week of October 28, 1929-November 1, 1929. They conclude by writing a journal entry about the event from the perspective of either an investor, stock broker, news reporter, or another key person from the time period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Involves significant practice in primary source analysis
  • Links to all primary source material provided
  • Engaging and appropriate assessment activitiy
Cons

  • May wish to incorporate a pre-lesson or brief introduction on the basics of the stock market
  • Learners should have experience with primary source analysis
Included Materials

  • Looking Back at the Crash of '29
  • Activity
  • Lesson Plan
  • Project

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