Panic of 1837 Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What was the Panic of 1837? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain this to students and an activity demonstrates the realities of an economic crisis.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • list key events that led to the Panic of 1837
  • summarize the outcomes of the Panic of 1837

Length

  • 1 to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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