Students play this stock market game to learn about historical events! The game is active, engaging and lots of fun.
This stock market game was created in response to the high demand and success of the 1920s stock market game - see reviews here!
How the Game Works (check out preview sample):
- It's 1945 and the war has just ended. You have decided to use some of the money granted to you for military service to play the stock market! Invest wisely!
- Each slide is a new historical event. There are five companies (name them after students to increase interest) who share values are affected by these historical events.
- With each new slide, students tally their total value and trade for two minutes with classmates, then the next slide with a new historical event is revealed.
Events Covered (1945 to 1980):
- The Gouzenko Affair, Korean War, Avro Arrow, New Canadian Flag, Bilingualism, FLQ Crisis, 72 Summit Series, Oil Embargo and Early 1980s recession.
- A 31 slide PPT that includes the game, student shares (to be cut out), tracking sheet, learning goals and very clear teacher instructions.
- The game design is visually appealing and pre-animated to reveal events at the appropriate time.
- Debrief class questions also included.
Check out the other resources from this time frame!
Years of Change
Canada: A Proud Past and a Promising Future