On This Day: 2008 Financial Crisis

Was the financial crisis of 2008 a repeat of the stock market crash of 1929? A thought-provoking resource explores the effects of the 2008 crisis with the words of then-future President Obama. Historians hear a brief outline of the crisis and Barack Obama's vision to heal the effects of the economic event. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the stock market crash of 1929 to 2008
  • Guide a group discussion on how once in office President Obama attempted to fix the effects of the economic crisis 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource requires a free C-SPAN Classroom account, or use the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM

Pros
  • The resource uses primary sources to explore the 2008 economic crisis 
  • Video is interdisciplinary and touches on both social studies and economic topics 
Cons
  • None