An Alternative History of the Great Depression in Global Perspectives

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PLO: D1 assess the causes of and responses to the Great Depression

conditions that led to the Great Depression • responses to the Great Depression • fascism, communism, and democracy • economic policies and distribution of wealth

identify a range of conditions that led to the Great Depression, such as – over-production – stock market speculation and collapse – buying on margin – unregulated banking practices – tariffs

Previous knowledge: Canada & the great depression

Full screening of "Zeitgeist Part III: don't mind the men behind the curtain" in class. Permission of school administration is advisable.



As a class, evaluate the following Qs during the film, using the File:Hist.FilmWorksheet.doc as a guideline for cinematic codes

-According to the film, what were the kinds of economic policies and distribution of wealth systems in the US which led to the Great Depression?

- According to the film, what do the following terms look like? – over-production – stock market speculation and collapse – buying on margin – unregulated banking practices – tariffs

How convincing is the evidence provided by the film makers? Is this an example of "revisionist history"? Is this an example of "economic history" ? What can this tell us about the culture the film was produce in (2007 USA) and what impressions does this give us about the history of the Great Depression?

Think/pair/share


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