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A Worldwide Depression
In this Worldwide Depression activity, students are given ten events that happened and are asked to write what the causes were for each of these events.
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Writing Exercises: Between the Wars, #1
There are many reasons why the Second World War began, factors that your class will consider as they respond to each of these excellent questions. They'll discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, describe the fascist rule...
10th - 11th English Language Arts
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...
14 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
This is Your Land: Woody Guthrie
Music can be a wonderful way to explore the impact historic events have on society. In this presentation you'll read the lyrics to the song, "This is Your Land," learn biographical information about Woody Guthrie, and explore they...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Fried Green Tomatoes & Cultural Crossroads
Your secondary readers compare what they learn in Fannie Flagg's Alabama-based book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe with the experiences of elderly Alabamans that they interview. (Pairing Flagg's book with Harper Lee's To...
7th - 9th 21st Century Skills
Effects of the Great Depression
Students investigate the global impact of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students examine digital images from the era and write captions to accompany them. Students discuss the far-reaching effects of the depression.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
What Kind of Santa Claus You Are.
Students use a photograph analysis sheet to analyze primary sources (photographs) of the Great Depression in small groups. They then write a poem about kids in the Depression Era that reflects their comprehension of the period and its...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History