In this Great Depression lesson plan, students learn the amazing story of the stock market crash in 1929 and how it led to the Great Depression amidst bank failures and rising unemployment. Students learn the story behind the stock crash, buying on margin, wild speculation and how underlying problems of the 1920s economy like overproduction, consumer debt, the gap between the rich and the poor all were causes of the Great Depression.
An activity where students explore 4 different topics with short readings, graphs, and images to answer questions. Students visit topics on the stock market crash, farmer’s problems, bank runs and failures, and federal reserve policy and answer questions on each in this stock market crash lesson plan.
Skill Development: Synthesizing different sources, analyzing graphs, reading comprehension.