The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Fun Activities

Michael Lewis (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 132 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

Stock Market Game

Give students the opportunity to participate in an ongoing "Stock Market Game" for the duration of the study of the book. Students will make imaginary investments and compete for the greatest earnings at the end of the semester.

Draw a Person from the Narrative

Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the persons wear?

Films

Give students the opportunity to research films which highlight the...

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