Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History

Activity overview:

Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon
Watch the South Sea Bubble series! http://bit.ly/1xfVN9W
Subscribe for new episodes every other Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC

Follow us on Facebook! http://bit.ly/ECFBPage
Follow us on Twitter! http://bit.ly/ECTweet
Follow us on Twitch! http://bit.y/ECTwitch

The time has come for Blunt to enact the final act of his scheme: taking on the 31 million pound British debt. When Parliament initially balks at transferring responsibility for that much money to Blunt's insolvent South Sea Company, he bribes them with special deals on his own stock. Despite a legal clause that should have locked the stock price until the company began paying off the debt, Blunt keeps introducing new plans to inflate the stock price and pocket the money for himself. He does everything from selling stocks on layaway to loaning people money so they could buy more stocks from him, creating an artificial demand for South Sea Company stock that drives the company's worth up to 300 million pounds: a staggering ten times the initial value of the already stunning debt it had assumed. His success, founded entirely on speculation with no actual revenue from trade, not only starves out other businesses across Britain but exceeds the total amount of money in the country's entire economy. This bubble can not last.

Get the intro music here!
*Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H

Listen to the outro music here!

James Recommends - City Building Games Across the Ages
Anno Series (Dawn of Discovery): http://bit.ly/18mJxPg

Extra Credits - How High Costs Drive Players Away from F2P Games
Free to Play is Currently Broken: http://bit.ly/1AobnQV

Tagged under: History Of England,Great Britain,England,United Kingdom,South Sea Company,South Sea Bubble,Financial History,Economic History,South Seas Company,Economic Bubble,John Blunt,Parliament,Robert Walpole,Stock Market,Stock Trade,Finance Speculation,Stock Speculation,Extra History,Extra Credits,James Portnow,Daniel Floyd

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History on Google+ Share England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History on Twitter Share England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History on Facebook Pin England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History Email England: South Sea Bubble III - Buying Out Britain - Extra History

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome