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This chart helps explain the many causes of the economic crisis.
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I understand that this material is not the easiest to discuss in an intellectual environment, but this chart allowed me to visualize a mental flow of discussion. The transitions were
very smooth as far as the material went (although the presentation was a bit lagged
technology wise, but I do not blame the presenters for that). As long as each transition is explained well enough (as this group did an excellent job of doing), it would be very useful in a discussion.
Yea, this chart really shows how complicated the process is, as well was what happened. You guys did a great job offering a synopsis of the chart, as best as possible. I wonder if it is possible to kind of break the chart down visually. Like edit it so that each step pops up one step at a time, kind of like a progression power point. That would probably make the chart make most sense. Having said that, the students can really grasp the complexity of the issue just from that chart, even fi they do not look at it in depth, they see it can go "wow that is crazy."
This did an outstanding job at presenting a complex topic in a very understandable way. If offered a fantastic summary of a lot of the major points and had arrows and diagrams that were much easier to follow than full written text. Even if some people think the chart is a little chaotic I think that shows students the in depth details of the financial crisis and just how crazy and mixed up things were.
I though that this chart gave a good overall picture of the financial crisis. I think it does a great job of summarizing key ideas and connecting them to the crisis. The issue that I really had with it was that I thought it was slightly confusing because it just felt a little overwhelming when you first look at it. I think that many students might look at this and instantly be turned away because, at first glance it appears to be confusing.
I think this chart does a pretty good job at laying out all of the different factors that led up to the financial crisis and recession. However, to be completely honest, it is very confusing to me. I have trouble following the arrows and understanding why some bubbles are connected to each other the way they are. What the chart does accomplish is getting the point across that the crisis is extremely complicated and there are many interrelated factors leading to the crisis. I think the chart might be stressful to many students if they actually trying to understand anything other than the complexity of the issue when looking at this.
I find the chart from the New York Times helpful but at the same time confusing, as it is just a bunch of words in boxes with zigzagging arrows, which is confusing enough for me and might be especially confusing to younger students if a teacher were to try to use it in the classroom to teach the topic. Perhaps if, like the timeline, it had some visuals in addition to words and/or descriptions, it would be more helpful. That might be something I would endeavor to change about it if I were personally going to use it in the classroom, or even for myself. But it does offer a brief look into just how chaotic this issue is!
I really thought the timeline was helpful. It was dense with information, but that is necessary because there is so much information and missing part of it can leave you lost as I was when trying to understand the info myself. Also, the images were great and would engage students to the slides. The only thing I might suggest is possibly providing a link so students could review the information at home and maybe adding some audio of your explanation for each slide. Awesome job!
This is by far my favorite of the learning objectives. I went to the actual NYTimes article that it came from and found it entertaining how this was shown to a bunch of Congressmen so that they could get an understanding go the crisis. It is a little cheesy looking with its sub-par graphics, but it does a great job of breaking down (and showing the caos) that caused this crisis. The only improvement would be to maybe recreate it with better graphics so the kids like it more. Great find!
I really liked this chart. It really made it apparent how insanely complicated all this economic disaster nonsense really is. I honestly can't think of a single major way to improve it - the only thing I might suggest is make it bigger to put on a super-awesome classroom poster!