Focus: Stock Market Crash of 1929

Students will experience the full impact of the great stock market crash of 1929. This Focus portfolio brings the events front and center, with primary sources such as humorous and grim political cartoons, a pre-crash article encouraging stock investment, stock purchase and loan documents, Black Tuesday ticker tape, an interview with a man who lost his life savings, and excerpts from an optimistic speech by President Hoover. Support Materials: * Illustrated Broadsheet Essay * Timeline * Critical Thinking Questions with Response Key * Recommended Reading List 8 Primary Source Documents: * Excerpt from "Everybody Ought To Be Rich," an interview with financier John Raskob, Ladies' Home Journal, August 1929 * Pierce Petroleum Corporation stock certificate, June 12, 1929 * Customer margin card arid demand loan envelope, 1929 * Pages from The New York Times, October 25, 1929 * Political cartoons, 1921-1929 * Stock ticker, 1874, and ticker tape from the day of the crash, October 29, 1929 * Excerpt from President Hoover's speech to the United States Chamber of Commerce, May 1, 1930 * Stock market crash poster-includes photographs, excerpts from an interview with a man who "lost everything," and a graph of industrial averages from 1920-1932

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6297-1
Author: Jan Morrissey
Copyright: 2006
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 13 3/4" x 9 1/4"