Examine the History of the Ups and Downs of the Financial Markets on Wall Street
Students will follow inquiry-based learning to actively explore the New York Stock Exchange and the relationship between the nation’s economy and the stock market. This ground-breaking experiential learning curriculum is at your fingertips via web-based access. It includes all relevant research and sourced material needed to document facts. Students will:
- View a student-narrated video that uses photos, graphics and clips from the floor of The New York Stock Exchange to deliver a history of the exchange and track the major milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is a basket of the nation’s top companies.
- Determine possible causes of “Black Thursday” and “Black Tuesday,” and identify factors that may have contributed to the magnitude of economic devastation known as the “Great Depression,” which followed the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
- Trace the stock price of one “Dot Com” company from the late 1990s, beginning with its Initial Public Offering (IPO) to the period in the 2000s when the “Dot Com Bubble” burst.