Teaching the Great Depression is challenging because of the various causes - from the overexpansion of farming after WWI to the concept of credit and its overuse. This mini-project was designed to help students make sense of all of the various causes by identifying and analyzing the relationships that exist between them
"We know the facts, but we need to better understand how the causes collectively contributed the Stock Market Crash of 1929 – and subsequently the Great Depression"
I recommended students use a free website called 'PowToon' to creatively demonstrate their findings in story form. However, you can easily change this to the format that you feel best fits your class (essay, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc...)
Students worked collaboratively in my class to complete this assignment. Although the order of their causes varied, their explanations led to significant learning on the part of the entire class. There are no 'right' answers, but some causes are related to others and just make more sense.