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Great Depression Narratives
Students read and analyze primary source documents. They create a primary source document by interviewing an elder who lived through the Depression. They watch a video about the Depression and complete a worksheet.
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Hope In The Hard Times - A Unit on the Great Depression
Learners 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...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
After reading excerpts from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, your pupils will draw on what they've learned about the cruelty of slavery in order to write and present an anti-slavery speech or editorial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Agricultural Hard Times And The Great Depression 1920 - 1930, Screen 5 and 6
Students study the interaction between the inhabitants of the state of Utah and its geographic features. For this Utah geography lesson, students determine how the geographic feature of Utah affected it settlement, land use and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
20th Centrury Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 plan, 7th graders investigate photographs from the time period, discuss the challenges of the time period, and...
7th Social Studies & History
The Impact of the Great Depression on Americans
Seventh graders research the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 7th graders reflect on the impact of the Great Depression on the lives of Americans as they create a stanza of a poem. This lesson plan contains many...
7th Social Studies & History
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
What is it that makes people keep going when they face challenges in life? Ask your class to consider this question in relation to their own experiences and as they read material from The New York Times. Using personal experiences and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed