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All Posts Tagged With: "stock market"

The Ascent of Money Episode 2: Bonds of War

In the second episode of the four-hour series THE ASCENT OF MONEY, economist and historian Niall Ferguson explores John Law and his Louisiana territory Ponzi scheme; bond markets that supported warfare in Europe.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 39 comments

The Ascent of Money Episode 1: From Bullion to Bubbles

In the first episode of the four-hour series THE ASCENT OF MONEY, economist and historian Niall Ferguson documents the roots of money in the conquest of the Americas, from the Incan empire to the Louisiana territory.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 90 comments

Taking Stock: Lesson Overview

In this media-enhanced lesson utilizing clips from THE ASCENT OF MONEY, students will be introduced to the concepts of companies, the ownership shares offered by some companies to increase capital and distribute profits and risks, and the stock markets in which such shares are publicly traded as investments.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 7 comments

Taking Stock: Lesson Activities

In this media-enhanced lesson utilizing clips from the PBS series THE ASCENT OF MONEY, students will be introduced to the concepts of companies, the ownership shares offered by some companies to increase capital and distribute profits and risks, and the stock markets in which such shares are publicly traded as investments.

Jul 8th, 2009 | 3 comments

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