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The students will use the Internet to research the Roaring Twenties, The Stock Market Crash, and The Great Depression. They will also watch the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” to see how people lived through these three dramatic eras. They will then create a PowerPoint presentation that reflects their knowledge of this dramatic time in United States history. This is a Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
1. To be able to research a topic using a search engine on the Internet. 2. To be able to prepare a PowerPoint presentation that displays the student’s knowledge of the subject in a creative manner. 3. To be able to watch a movie and to be able to relate the storyline to the actual events.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Notepad and writing utensil Highlighter Your Guide to Understanding Investing (ordered from the National Council on Economc Education)
Technology Resources Needed:
Internet access PowerPoint or presentation software Computer Printer LCD projector
Students should have already studied the beginnings of the stock market in the United States and should have followed it's progression from the beginning to the 1920's.
The students are given the points possible for this assignment on the handout. They should refer to the rubric for further explanation as to how the instructor will determine the grade.
The teacher may offer a quick refresher course in PowerPoint before the assignment for students who may need help remembering how to create a presentation.
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