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Great Depression Economics Teacher Resources
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To better understand the migrant experience during the Great Depression, pupils analyze two primary resources: photographs by Dorothea Lange and a U.S. Map that shows the Dust Bowl. They compare and contrast Lange's images to Steinbeck's works. Using these, a U.S. map, and a newspaper article from 1937, they discuss their findings and write their responses. This lesson includes worksheets, a comparison rubric, and suggested extensions for the initial assignment.
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to debate both affirmative and negative positions on a given topic.
The Great Depression is one of the landmark time periods in American History. Use these lessons to lead your seventh graders into a thorough study of how the Great Depression came about, how long it lasted, and how people got through this difficult time. The 12-page packet has many terrific activities designed to help learners gain a deep understanding of the economics of the times and how President Roosevelt's New Deal helped bring the country back on its feet.
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.
Students examine the economic impact of the Great Depression. In this modern history lesson, students use various primary sources including speeches to determine what some of the economic options that were available to the US during the Great Depression. They then decide what might have worked best and explain their thinking.