Does the current financial crisis resemble the run-up to the Great Depression? You betcha, some experts say. Decide for yourself with a look at history - and Ben S. Bernanke's book - at these sites.
Teaching history. The project of the Center for History and New Media looks to be a resource for classroom discussion that might compare the Great Depression to today. It links to videos on demand from Annenberg Media's Learner.org, where you can watch explainers about booms and busts, monetary policy, inflation, stagflation, and economist John Maynard Keynes, among others.
Go straight to the Annenberg Media site here. The series of 28 half-hour videos is called Economics U$A. It is just a small slice of the free instructional material that includes videos for learning science, mathematics, Spanish, French, German, and English as a second language.