This week, students will be working with SOURCE 1 → Episode 1 of the Documentary Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. Scroll down the unit page to the section titled SOURCE 1. You will find the link to the documentary (remember, you are only required to watch episode 1, approx. the first 45 minutes, although the whole doc. is fascinating). As you watch the episode, set up notes in the format pictured below. Leave space to make notes under each box as you watch. Each box corresponds to a chapter/location in the story of the 2008 financial crisis.
From your notes under each location in the episode, you will be writing a bottom line statement that captures the most critical point covered in that chapter. Put another way, what crucial piece of information did each chapter add to story of the crisis? This activity is called Bottom Line Up Front. It will help you reconstruct the crisis in an 8-point chronological story. Remember, the 10 Term Glossary of financial terms is very important to review, as these 10 terms are used throughout the episode.
This week, students will be working with SOURCE 3 → SHORT FILM The Crisis of Credit of Visualized. Scroll down the unit page to the section titled SOURCE 3.
You will find the link to the short film and some supporting notes. As you watch the short film, set up notes in the format pictured below. Leave space to make notes under each box as you watch. Each box corresponds to a key player in the story of the 2008 financial crisis.
4. Nazism Readings (answer Questions 1 to 9 on p. 52, complete Assignment 12 on p. 55, and complete Assignment 13 on p. 59). SUBMIT FOR PORTFOLIO by 03 April via email.
6. SEND your 3 DELIVERABLES via email by the due date (Wednesday 10 June by 3:30 p.m.).
VISIT → the socialglobalstudies Unit 5 webpage (LINK). There are additional Cold War readings posted on the left-hand side of the Unit page (i.e., Cold War Flashpoints → Case Study Materials / Yugoslavia → Case Study Materials / The Cold War & Peacekeeping → Case Materials). Additionally, the Unit page has material on Syria and the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the October Crisis.