This assignment is set up as a mystery - students are tasked with answering the following question "What caused the Great Depression"? The lesson was designed to LIMIT the direct instruction of the teacher and instead place the emphasis on the inquiry of students. The teacher's role is facilitate the inquiry and clarify concepts where needed.
Students are required to work individually and collaboratively during different parts of the assignment. The activities within include:
1. Role Playing
2. Reading Analysis
3. Think, Pair, Share with a Partner
At the culmination of the lesson, students will have attained an understanding of the economy as well as the causes of depressions and recessions.