Card Sort: Why did the US economy expand rapidly in the 1920s?
This great resource is designed to help students understand why the US economy boomed in the 1920's. It can used with pretty much any resource on this topic and is suitable for the full range of abilities. To help stretch students, I have also built in some challenge with a thinking skills review triangle activity at the end to help them prioritise which was the most important factor. This organiser could then be used as the basis for a plan along with the card sort for an extended piece of writing or essay on this topic.

The resource includes eight heading cards including impact of the First World War, credit, confidence, natural resources, technological change, Republican policies, marketing and mass production. It also includes twenty statement cards. Six of these statement cards are on the second page along with the thinking skills review activity. For a lower ability class, you could just print off the first page and give them fourteen cards to sort.

The aims and objectives for this lesson are:

Theme: Why was there an economic boom in the 1920s?
Know: What were the main reasons why the US economy grew?
Understand: How did each factor help the economy boom?
Evaluate: Which factors were the most important?

WILF: What Am I Looking for?
Identify & describe: The main reasons why the US economy boomed?
Explain: How did each factor help the economy to grow rapidly?
Analyse: Which factors were the most important?

If you are looking for additional challenge for your gifted and talented students or even your sixth formers, why not check out my diamond nine activity on this topic which can be found in my TES shop? You can also follow 'The History Academy' on Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and Facebook for the latest updates or even to get in touch and chat about how you have used this resource or to ask questions. We aim to produce cheap and affordable resources for either the price of a good cup of coffee or a happy meal so that you can spend more time doing the things that you want.

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