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Mr. Silverman from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

80 Years Later- Learning from The Great Crash

My students need two class sets (50) of "The Great Crash" by John Kenneth Galbraith for use in our personal finance and economics course.

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My colleague and I work with a group of highly motivated but high-needs New York public high school students. Our upper house courses are mixed grades (11th and 12th graders) and this gives our students the opportunity to work with differently skilled students of various backgrounds and experiences. It also enables them to learn from each other and fosters a tremendous sense of community.

Due to massive budget cuts and a high-needs population we struggle to provide all the necessary supplies, books, and technology to serve our ever-growing community. My students have always shown a particular interest in economics, especially when the study revolves around the stock market.

We are requesting two class sets of "The Great Crash", a highly readable book for high school juniors and seniors. The resource will be extremely useful in helping our students better understand the history behind one of our nation's lesser understood watershed moments. It will also help us contextualize the most recent economic downturn and will be used, along with in-class activities to better educate students on the importance of financial literacy.

Your help will make it possible for my students to be able to have access to one of the best books on the subject of the 1929 crash. It is my hope that you will help me try to educate New York youth on the importance of economic knowledge and financial responsibility (both personal and institutional). Thank you for your time, attention, and willingness to help!

Mr. Silverman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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The Great Crash 1929 John Kenneth Galbraith, John Kenneth Galbraith (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 50 $560.00

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