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5 – Florida Land Boom – Extra Credit Materials

The Florida Land Boom was an event which took place in 1925/26 a few years before the Great Depression.  This event was, in many ways, a precursor to the later Stock Market Crash and is an interesting case study in the dynamics of economic bubbles when assets, in this case land, suddenly rise swiftly in value.

Using the materials here students can continue to practice their essay writing or movie making.  As this is an extra credit assignment it can be turned in at any time before the end of the first semester however it would probably be most beneficial to complete it while we are still investigating the era of the inter-war years.

Students also have the option to create a movie production in which they show, through images and narration how the Florida Land Boom began and ended.  There are many available images through google. Students might also want to think about including appropriate background music from the 1920s. This video has some good examples and using various websites (search for YouTube downloaders) you should be able to download it as a music (mp3) file.  Recording a narration is also a simple affair as iMovie has a built-in facility shown in the image below.

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Simply select the microphone icon highlighted on the left.  Then select the slider icon (to the right of the red button) to make sure that the internal microphone is selected.  Then press record.  Finished movies should be uploaded to googledrive and then shared with me.