The Big Short: Jenga
  • Sociology → Stereotypes → Ethnic Stereotypes
  • History → American History → Great Recession

Jared illustrates the financial crisis of 2007-2008 succintly using the game, Jenga. He explains the problem with mortgage lending and how he and others can profit off of subprime mortgage loans using credit default swaps.

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  1. Why did these loans become so risky?
  2. Why is this an opportunity for them?

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    analyze the political, economic, and social impact of major events in the latter half of the 20th an...
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    The student understands the emerging political, economic, and social issues of the United States fro...
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