Great Depression Economics Teacher Resources
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The Great Depression Comic Book
Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events during the Great Depression.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Then and Now: Fed Policy Actions During the Great Depression and Great Recession
Review the Great Depression in the United States from an economist's perspective, examining roots of the crash, government policy actions, and policies instituted by the Fed.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 76 Views 165 Downloads
New Review F.D.R. and the New Deal
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 26 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 41 Views 120 Downloads
Documenting the Great Depression
Students compare and contrast two photographs from the Great Depression, and identify the ways in which the photographers depicted the hardships of everyday life during this period. They hypothesize about the story behind each photograph and consider the effectiveness of each photo.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 12 Views 48 Downloads
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Students examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and solutions of past to present.
6th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 181 Downloads
The Stock Market and the Great Depression
How does the Stock Market work, what was Black Tuesday, and how did the Market crass of 1929 lead to the Great Depression? Have your class play this stock market game for two weeks to better explain how the stock market works.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 172 Downloads
Read All About It! California History of the 30s and 40s
Explore the Great Depression! Discover the challenges people experienced during the time period. Learners investigate photographs from the Dust Bowl and WWII era and create a story line about the photographs, writing a newspaper article based on their observations.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 132 Downloads
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 43 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath
John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath and photos from the 1930s provide learners with an opportunity to examine the effects of the Great Depression on rural life and farm families. Using a provided list, groups investigate primary source materials and then use their findings to evaluate the accuracy of the film portrayal of the Joad family.
11th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Great Depression and New Deal
The five activities outlined in this resource packet engage class members in projects that ask them to research the causes and the effects, both national and local, of the Great Depression and the New Deal policies of FDR.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal
Find out about FDR's vision and the New Deal plan that helped pull America out of the Great Depression. The presentation focuses New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the Civilians Conservation Core.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 43 Downloads
The Great Depression
From Black Tuesday to Hoovervilles and the Dust Bowl, here is a resource that will offer your learners a comprehensive overview of the Great Depression. It includes a detailed PowerPoint presentation and guided notes template, activities for analyzing images from the Great Depression, and an array of additional handouts and materials.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Meet Kit: An American Girl
Young scholars explore economics by participating in a role-play activity. In this consumerism lesson plan, students identify the Great Depression, the cause of the financial collapse and the devastation it caused people their own age. Young scholars complete several worksheets about the era and role-play as a young girl who lived during the time.
3rd - 5th Math 11 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
Young scholars 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.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 23 Views 96 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 63 Downloads