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The Great Depression (1921-1941)
From the stock market crash of 1929 to the New Deal and FDR, this presentation covers it all. Examine the causes, effects, politics, and culture of the Great Depression. Images, block text, and embedded hyperlinks make this a great teaching tool for independent study or for lecture.
Examine the Great Depression with your pupils. First you'll discuss the causes of the Great Depression, such as the stock market crash of 1929. Then, you'll examine key facts, like the Dust Bowl, the New Deal, and economic recovery.
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history instructional activity, learners read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their classmates.
WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO? The Great Depression Mystery
Students use Internet research to try to figure out how the Great Depression occurred.
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
Learners barter for goods within the class. In this economics activity based on the Great Depression, the teacher introduces the activity with a picture book, then students are allowed to barter with teacher supplied goods as they examine how bartering works within small groups, then within larger groups.
The Great Depression: Lesson 1
Students recognize how the causes of the Great Depression affected people and their jobs. For this Great Depression lesson, students understand that most of the time news only came from newspapers. Students write a letter as though they were in the Great Depression using correct form.
"Hard Times Come Again No More" : Letters From Arkansas Families in the Great Depression
Through this series of terrific lesson plans, pupils learn about the extent of poverty in the state of Arkansas during the Great Depression. They read documents from the period which describe how hard times were, view an online photo exhibit, and examine copies of letters written by the Governor of Arkansas appealing for basics like food and clothing from organizations across America. Groups of learners transcribe one of the letters and present it to the class.
Women in the Great Depression: Investigating Assumptions
Eleventh graders examine Government programs directed at relief for women. In this Great Depression lesson, 11th graders create a model to be used to evaluate the historical evidence. Students analyze the role of gender in the twentieth century.
The Great Depression: Part 1
Students explore the causes and effects of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze the economic and political causes as well as the economic, foreign affairs and political effects of the depression. Students collaborate in small groups to read about the depression and discuss jigsaw questions.
The Great Depression
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Great Depression. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Where Did All the Money Go? The Great Depression Mystery
Students read a passage about how the Great Depression happened and then gather clues to investigate the mystery. They determine the economic conditions of the country by looking at labor, income, unemployment, spending and public debt.
What Caused the Great Depression?
Analyze the many causes of major political, economic, and social developments during the 1920s and 1930s, with emphasis on the Great Depression. Read photographs from the 1920's and the 1930's, then write a brief explanation of what you believe are the two most important reasons behind the changed conditions shown in the photographs.
The Great Depression
Seventh graders investigate the implications of economic fallout. In this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders analyze political cartoons and documents about the era. Students then conduct further primary source research about the toll the era took on various social groups.
Writing for Understanding: The Impact of the Great Depression
Seventh graders explore the impact of the Great Depression. In this United States history lesson, 7th graders create an outline of the major topics of the Great Depression. Students are responsible to research the Great Depression by using the various included documents and websites. Students complete self-evaluations. This lesson is geared towards gifted students.
The Great Depression: Its Impact on Americans
Seventh graders examine the impact of the Great Depression on Americans. In this historical perspectives activity, 7th graders explore photographs and documents from the Library of Congress to study the era. Students conduct further research of the time period to find out how Americans coped with the depression.
Humanizing the Great Depression through Analyzing Photographs and Writing
Seventh graders examine the political and social challenges of the Great Depression. In this primary source research lesson, 7th graders investigate photographs from the time period, discuss the challenges of the time period, and write letters and poems.
Hope In The Hard Times - A Unit on the Great Depression
Students examine the Great Depression through the analysis of the novel, 'Bud, Not Buddy.' They analyze photos from the National Archives website, complete a character analysis, and conduct research and summarize a topic from the Great Depression.
Great Depression: Bank Runs and Economic Collapse
Eleventh graders list factors that helped cause the economic collapse during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 11th graders view video clips, read, and research the Great Depression and identify bank runs and Hoovervilles.
Music of the Great Depression
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the music of the Great Depression. In this 1930's America lesson, 11th graders read and analyze the provided lyrics of 6 songs from the era. Students then compose their own lyrics for songs that reflect today's important issues.
The Great Depression (1920–1940)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the Great Depression. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.