Assignment BINGO: Stock Market Crash of 1929

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Differentiated assignment BINGO for history students studying the 1929 crash of the U.S. Stock Market.


Assignment BINGO: Black Friday: The Stock Market Crash of 1929Directions: Choose four activities in a BINGO design. You may complete activities moving horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or 4-Corners. Try to attempt activities from all 4 levels.I choose activities #_________, #_________, #___________, and #__________.Beginning0-1Developing1-2Advancing2-3Mastering3-4

1. Create a social media account for the 1929 Crash (Twitter, Facebook) and use live updates to describe events of the crash as they occur.2. Pretend you are an investor who lost all but your last $1,000 in the crash. Using prices from this time period, write a budget for how you will feed your family of six for the next month.3. Pretend you have been sent back in time to warn the public about the market crash. What would you tell them? What advice would you give them to help avoid the crisis? Use the class as your audience.4. Compare the events of the 1929 Stock Market Crash with the 2008 collapse of the housing market. What patterns exist between the two? What differences exist?

5. Identify three causes of the stock market crash of 1929. This can be written or verbalized with your teacher.6. Find a music video or a song that you think describes the events of the market crash. Do a review of the song and why you think it relates to these events.7. Working in small groups of 2-4, stage a brief newscast that covers the crash. Include an interview with an investor or a banker.8. Develop three essay questions about the crash that could be asked on the unit test. Then compose responses for each that would be considered an A answer.

9. Design a poster that uses images and words to list the details of the market crash.10. Compose a poem from the perspective of an investor who just lost all of his/her money in the market crash.11. Create a study guide for your classmates that reviews the concepts, vocabulary, and events of the crash.12. Pretend you are the President. Address your classmates with the measures you are proposing to solve the crisis and prevent the depression.

13. Using vocabulary words and definitions from this unit, create a crossword puzzle. You should have at least 5 words moving up-down and 5 words moving across.14. Develop a timeline of the events that lead up to the crash. Include images from the days of the crash. This may be drawn or created with a web tool such as Prezi.15. Choose a topic related to the market crash and lead a 4-5 minute discussion with your classmates. Include 2-3 essential questions that must be answered during the discussion.16. Construct a graphic organizer comparing how the crash affected the economies and governments of the U.S., Germany, England, and U.S.S.R.