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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
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Then and Now photographs: Battlefields / Berlin
Interpretation Battleships: The Treaty of Versailles
French Revolution Simulation: Updated, relaunched
20 question factual test: Nixons foreign policy
The Watergate Scandal and the Fall of Richard Nixon
Escape the Room: The Black Death!
54-question Arcade Game: 19thC European Overseas Empires
20-question factual test: Europeans in China
Sourcework Questions: The Boxer Uprising
The Boxer Uprising
Sourcework Questions: The Opium Wars | Model answers
The Opium Wars: Multimedia Presentation / Decision-Making Exercise (22 slides plus video clips)
Sourcework: Was the British reaction to the Indian Mutiny justified? | Model answers for final three questions
Matrix Exercise: The results of the Indian Mutiny
Extension / Homework activity: Whats in a name? Whats in a logo?