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Monday, January 17, 2011

Summer School: History; The Great Depression

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History Boot Camp: The Great Depression: 1929-1941
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Class dates: Monday through Thursday, June 6 to June 9, 2011
Total classes: 4
Starting time: 10 am Eastern (9 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
High school credit: 1/3 semester if you include the supplemental reading.
Fee: $50 for all 4 classes if you enroll on or before April 1, 2011. $60 after April 1, 2011.
Instructor: Phillip Campbell
Course description:
This class will help students understand one of the most pivotal events in American history, the Great Depression. We will examine the development of banking in the United States as a backdrop to the events of 1929, study the Wall Street Crash of October 29th,1929 and its consequences and follow the unfolding of the Depression around the world and the United States' attempt to mitigate the disaster. This class will also lead students in comparing the financial markets of 1929 to those of today and speculate on whether or not another disaster of the magnitude of the Depression could happen again.
Course outline:
Mon. June 6th: A history of banking in America and a brief review of financial crashes prior to the Great Depression
Tues. June 7th: Study of the factors leading up to the Crash of 1929 and its effect on the nation
Wed. June 8th: The response of the United States government to the Great Depression
Thurs June 9th: World War II and the end of the Depression; Could another Depression happen today?
Course materials: As a supplement, Mr. Campbell recommends the book "The Great Depression" by Robert McElvaine (it is only $3.98 used on Amazon).

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