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  • It's a Wonderful Life: A Crisis

    character education
    the great depression
    us history
    George Bailey, owner of the local Building Savings and Loan, has just gotten married and is about to use the money he has saved for years to take his bride on a big honeymoon... until he sees a crowd gathered outside his office, a crowd that is scared and desperate.

  • It's a Wonderful Life: Bedford Falls Supports the War

    the home front
    world war ii
    american history
    The civilians of Bedford Falls all chip in to do their part to support the war. They begin their work with organizations such as the American Red Cross, United Services Organization (USO), and the Draft Board. Several of them crossed entirely into fighting the war. All involvement with the war wove its way into normal, day-to-day civilian life.

  • It's a Wonderful Life: Bank Run

    stock market crash of 1929
    american history
    George Bailey gives out loans to the community members in order to hold them over until the bank officially opens.

  • It's a Wonderful Life: Making Our Customers Better

    business ethics
    applied ethics
    George Bailey points out to Mr. Potter his shrewd business practices. He emphasizes caring for the customer and the community when conducting business.

  • It's a Wonderful Life: Potter's Offer

    opportunity cost
    A very attractive job offer is proposed by Mr. Potter, and George is conflicted on whether or not to accept this big opportunity.