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English: To Kill a Mockingbird Research: 4: Stock Market Crash & Great Depression

4: Task

The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression: The Impact on Economic Prosperity for Blacks and Whites in America

Directions: Use this note sheet to record your research findings on the following questions:

  • What was Black Friday? What caused the stock market to crash? Had it happened before? Where and when? Could the stock market crash have been prevented? How?

  • What impact did the stock market crash have on Americans and life in America? Explain some of the tragic events that occurred immediately after the crash.

  • Explain what the Great Depression was and its importance or prominence in American history. Who was president, and what policies affected the Great Depression?

  • What factors led to the Great Depression? What was life like for Americans during the Great Depression? Who was hardest hit and how? What were some examples you can give to make the Great Depression real to today’s audience?


After researching and taking detailed notes independently, you and your classmates with the same topic will collaborate to create a script and video that highlights your research findings. Plan out your video script using this script organizerNote: Only one member of your group will need to make a copy of this. They will share their copy with all group members.

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