CWH WWII Documents for Students

October 31, 2006

CWH WWII Causes and Primary Features of the war.

CWH WWII Timeline of Events and Information Links.

CWH World Map Work South America.

CWH WWII Survival Stories.

CWH WWII Conspiracy Theories.

CWH WWII Propaganda Film

CWH WWII Code Breakers: Student Generated Codes

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CWH Stocks and Headlines

October 10, 2006

One of the most interesting facets of the Stock Market is its volatility, especially in these days of economic globalization. A military coup in Botswana or a new strain of the flu coming out of Vietnam can have an impact in the stock of companies located on the other side of the globe.

While investigating the Stock Market Crash and the resulting economic depression during the Interwary Years, we take a bit of time to delve deeper into the machinations of the Stock Market. The following activity is a simulation designed to enable student to see the impact that information in the form of headline news can have on the market value of stock. The idea is for the students to make predictions in the rise and fall of various stock depending on news headlines from around the world. All of the companies and headlines are fabricated but are based on reality. The ultimate goal is that students see the interconnectedness of global events and the economy.

Company Profiles

Bells Select – a fruit packaging and distribution company – owns a number of large farms in California and their products are distributed world wide under a variety of different brand names.

Lifeslark – a greeting card company and owner of a chain of stores that sell cards, party items and small gifts.

Calgor – a giant pharmaceutical company that owns many developmental drug laboratories and distributes pharmaceuticals under a number of brand names

Phat Shack – owner of barbecue equipment, a chain of restaurants, sauces – also owns several pig CAFO’s, meat processing plants that provide meat to many well known food chains

Brecks Dairy – large dairy company selling various dairy products, and owner of several ice cream bands and the world wide chain of Breck’s Dairy Creamery stores selling high quality ice cream products

Chexon – huge multinational energy and mining companAmex – well established diversified TNC

LOL – upstart in the hand phone industry marketing towards kids with lots of fun graphics, games, and music included in the hand phone software package and a fun and funky design

Stock Prices Day 1

Bells Select – 30 $ a share

Lifeslark – 20 $ a share

Calgor – 60 $ a share

Phat Shack – 40 $ a share

Brecks Dairy – 50 $

Chexon – 70 $

Amex – 60 $

LOL – 10 $

Buy Stock

Week 2 news

Tobacco legislation passed in the US and many countries in Western Europe – make it illegal to smoke in all public places

US passes strict immigration law making it a serious crime to cross the US Mexico border for the purpose of working illegally.

New world wide holiday celebrating peace and harmony announced. UN decides to publicly recognize day as an official holiday – most countries in the UN agree to make the day an official holiday in their respective countries

National Geographic team report of finding a fascinating new plant in the Amazon Rainforest. Indigenous people use the plant to treat many serious illnesses including certain cancers and previously incurable viruses.

The World health Organization publishes study comparing the health benefits of different types of meat. Results reverse previous beliefs – pork said to be one of the healthiest types of meat.

Chexon gets Indonesian government approval to open largest platinum and silver mine in the world in one of its remote provinces.

Mary Kate and Ashley spotted using “funky” new hand phones. Hollywood all abuzz.

Buy and Trade

Week Two Stock Prices

Bells Select – 20 $ a share

Lifeslark – 30 $ a share

Calgor – 70 $ a share

Phat Shack – 50 $ a share

Brecks Dairy – 50 $

Chexon – 80 $

Amex – 60 $

LOL – 20 $

Buy Stock

Week 3 news

Girl sues makers of Bodeos cookies, claiming that they are not only unhealthy but addictive and are the cause of her weight problem

Stricter laws controlling genetically grown foods favors small organic farmers.

Latest Hollywood fashion accessory craze. Paris Hilton and friends seen at club dancing the night away with fun new hand phone dangling from their wrists.

Strange weather patterns cause storm of the century in African country of Madagascar – destroys entire countries vanilla bean crop. Madagascar is the world’s largest exporter of high grade vanilla beans

President Bush serves up a Texas style barbecue at his ranch outside of Houston. Various heads of state seen to be enjoying the traditional American food. Bush quoted as saying he chose barbecue because it is a truly American food and he wants to try and change the negative image people have of pork in an effort to help the American pork industry.

First ever World Peace Day ends in disaster. Several countries have demonstrations that lead to violence.

Rebels make their move in remote Indonesian province. Several foreign workers at a mine taken hostage.

Buy and Trade

Bells Select – 20 $ a share

Lifeslark – 20 $ a share

Calgor – 70 $ a share

Phat Shack – 60 $ a share

Brecks Dairy – 40 $

Chexon – 70 $

Amex – 50 $

LOL – 30 $

Buy Stock

Week 4 News

Hand phone upstart makes multimillion dollar deal with technology giant Nokia. Nokia agrees to use its advertising and distribution network to sell the quirky new hand phones

Hostages feared dead. Mining company closes its operations in Indonesia. Indonesian government refuses to reimburse the company for royalties paid in excess of 50,000,000 in advance by the company for rights to mine the land

Wonder drug gets FDA approval. Company posed to flood the market with new cure all elixir

Amex, the giant TNC’s and parent company of cookies and snack cakes under the Bodeos brand and several brands of cigarettes organize a high profile group of lawyers to do battle in the courts. The company is claiming that not allowing smoking in public places is against the Constitutions right to personal freedom and expression and that Bodeos snack cakes are not unhealthy or addicitive if eaten in moderation

Bells Select announces total restructuring of its company. The produce giant promises to use more natural methods to grow foods and plans to devote much of its farms to grow organic crops and employ only legally registered farm workers. President and CEO Al Sharpton explained that in the long run it will benefit the consumers and thus the company as a whole.

Invasive beetle destroys West Africa’s cocoa crop.

Buy and Trade

Bells Select – 30 $ a share

Lifeslark – 20 $ a share

Calgor – 80 $ a share

Phat Shack – 60 $ a share

Brecks Dairy – 30 $

Chexon – 50 $

Amex – 60 $

LOL – 50 $

Buy and Trade Final

Week 5 News

Hand phone upstart LOL makes another big splash in the tech industry – signs a multimillion dollar deal to design groovy, computer consoles for Macs new line of computers. The company plans to allow buyers the option of creating their own personal design console or choose from a number of groovy designs

Amex loses big in court. A US supreme court ruled against the company in both of their legal battles stating that smoking in public denies other peoples right to pursue happiness and that the Bodeos cookies ingredients list was misleading. The court ordered a full investigation into the companies more than 100 other food brands to see if the ingredients labels are misleading. The company will be embroiled in a legal battle for years to come and will accrue huge court fees. If the company is found guilty their future could be in serious trouble.

The blockbuster movie hit “Mothers Day” focusing on the story of two mothers in London, England after WWII and how they fought to raise their kids in post war Europe has a huge impact on Mother’s Day celebrations. Retail stores selling Mother’s Day related items record record sales.

Breck’s Dairy closes many of its stores and halts production of their two most popular selling ice cream brands due to the destruction of the vanilla and cocoa crops in Africa. Baskin Robbins is threatening a hostile take over of the company that has fallen on hard times.

Phat Shack makes deal with Walmart and Carrefour to open barbecue restaurants in the stores food courts around the world.

The new wonder drug recently made available by the giant pharmaceutical company Calgor is being investigated by scientist as a possible cure to AIDS. Latest reports from independent labratories in Geneva, Switzerland spearheading the research say that all the preliminary tests look exceptionally promising.

Ending Stock Value

Bells Select – 30 $ a share

Lifeslark – 30 $ a share

Calgor – 100 $ a share

Phat Shack – 70 $ a share

Brecks Dairy – 20 $

Chexon – 50 $

Amex – 30 $

LOL – 60 $

This is a follow up assignment that can be used along with the activity.

 

CWH
Mr. Duell
Stock Exchange and the News

Bells Select – a fruit packaging and distribution company – owns a number of large farms in California and their products are distributed world wide under a variety of different brand names.

Lifeslark – a greeting card company and owner of a chain of stores that sell cards, party items and small gifts.

Calgor – a giant pharmaceutical company that owns many developmental drug laboratories and distributes pharmaceuticals under a number of brand names

Phat Shack – owner of barbecue equipment, a chain of restaurants, sauces – also owns several pig CAFO’s, meat processing plants that provide meat to many well known food chains

Brecks Dairy – large dairy company selling various dairy products, and owner of several ice cream bands and the world wide chain of Breck’s Dairy Creamery stores selling high quality ice cream products

Chexon – huge multinational energy and mining company

Amex – well established diversified TNC

LOL – upstart in the hand phone industry marketing towards kids with lots of fun graphics, games, and music included in the hand phone software package and a fun and funky design

Select an article from the newspaper and use it to increase or decrease the stock of one of the company portfolios. In order to have the desired effect you must be able to explain how the information in the article would influence the price of the stock.

Homework

Select an article from the newspaper and write a paragraph explaining how the information in the article would increase or decrease the stock price of a well known globally recognized company. Attach the article to your explanation.

This is a link to articles within this website related to this follow up activity.

Stocks and News

 

 


CWH WWI and the Inter War Years Documents for Students

October 3, 2006

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CWH WWI and the Interwar Years – Life of a WWI Soldier Trash and Treasure Notetaking and Essay

CWH WWI and the Interwar Years – Social/Political/Economic Ideologies

CWH WWI and the Interwar Years – Time Capsule Project

CWH WWI and the Interwar Years – News and the Stock Market


MWH Enlightenment Documents for Students

October 3, 2006

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MWH Enlightenment: Absolute vs Relative – which are you?

MWH Enlightenment: A Little Philosophy – Socratic Method and “Allegory of the Cave”

MWH Enlightenment: Information Quest.

MWH Enlightenment: Review.

MWH Enlightenment: Music – Child Prodigy Comparison

MWH French and American Revolution Comparison

MWH American Revolution Causes Skit

MWH American Revolution Causes

MWH American Revolution Causes