Grades 6-8, 9-12
Grade 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2
Black History Month: Black Wall Street and the Threat of Black Financial Stability
February 25 6:00-7:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,
Presenter: William Anderson
Teachers will be able to:
- Describe the historical significance of “”Black Wall St.” in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900s.
- Discuss the pushback against the success of Tulsa’s Black section at the time.
- Analyze our country’s current circumstances in an effort to understand if the financial stability of minority groups is still a threat to power, and if so how and why?
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In this economics webinar, examine rise and fall of Black Tulsa, OK, and the historical implications of race in American financial success.
Greenwood, or “Black Wall Street,” a once thriving section of 1920s Tulsa, met its ultimate demise at the hand of White rioters. Work to answer the question: Why was Black financial stability a threat?
Begin to explore what the success of this Black neighborhood meant for the town’s White counterparts, and how racial minorities’ independence was, and potentially continues to be, a threat to White power structures in the United States.
In this personal finance activity, students will examine changes in the value of money over time.
Key Concepts: Financial Investments, Inflation, Money
Using Percentage Allocation to Create a Basic Spending and Savings Plan
In this personal finance lesson, students will learn to create a spending and savings plan using order of operations.
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Income, Money
Grades 3-5, 6-8
Competition in My Community
In this economics activity, students will compare the practices of two businesses in their community.
Key Concepts: Competition
Net Worth Key Terms
In this math activity, students will review their understanding of net worth key terms.
Key Concepts: Income, Money