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Introduction: Economic problems in the 1920s
A gap-fill exercise introducing students to the international economic situation in the 1920s, covering such things as post-war reconstruction and the Dawes Plan.
Economic Principles - Stocks, Shares, Speculators
This worksheet introduces students to the basics of stock markets, booms and busts, the FTSI and the Dow Jones. A nice bit of cross-curricularity with economics and business!
Interactive Decision-Making Simulation
Can you survive the Wall Street Crash?
"In this interactive simulation, you will be invited to "play the stock market". In this way will learn about how a Crash can occur. You will be given a series of situations. You must decide if each one will: lead to share prices rising ( = so you buy shares to make a profit) OR lead to share prices falling ( = so you will sell before you lose money on them). As you play the game, you should be completing the detailed worksheet".
Why did a Crash happen in 1929? Could it have been prevented?
Now that students are clear on how the stock market operates in a general sense, and have completed the simulation learning about the events of the 1920s, this flowchart explains specifically how the Wall Street Crash occurred in 1929.
How did the Crash lead to a Depression? What were the political consequences?
Students sometimes find it difficult to understand how a stock market 'crash' in one country can lead to a widespread 'Depression' affecting the entire economies of many countries. This worksheet helps them bridge the gap.
Sourcework exercise - The Wall St. Crash
Modelled on GCSE-style exams, this consolidates knowledge and develops sourcework skills.
Fact? Mistake? Opinion? - The Wall St. Crash research exercise
Students are presented with an overall account of the topic with deliberate mistakes and expressions of opinion which they have to identify and correct as necessary.
Fling the Teacher Challenge
The Wall St. Crash and the Depression
Wall Street Crash
Events (200 years ago today): 1818 - French physicist Augustin Fresnel submits a "supplement" which establishes the current understanding of polarized light.
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
Deaths (0 years ago today): 2018 - Munnu Bhai, Pakistani newspaper journalist and columnist, poet and writer (b. 1933)
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Model Essay: With reference to two examples from two different regions, assess (a) the reasons for the use of guerrilla warfare, and (b) its effectiveness. (compares Cuba and Vietnam).
The Victorians through Paintings: Video Clips List
The February Revolution of 1917
From Yalta to Potsdam the wartime alliance starts breaking down
Introduction to Racism: An introduction to Rights and Protest
Video worksheet: Brunel by Jeremy Clarkson|Factual Test
Escape the Room Mission: Rome!
Create a Xmas (his)Tree for your classroom!
IB Extended Essay: Marksheet and Guidance
How similar were the Manchurian and Abyssinian Crises?
The Abyssinian Crisis
Roleplay: The Manchurian Crisis | Rolecards
*NEW* Simulation: Can you survive life in the trenches in World War One?
IB Extended Essay Completing the Reflections on Planning and Progress Form
Style Guide: Formatting your Extended Essay