Introduction to the Great Depression—Canadian and World Studies

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Ah, the classic business cycle model: recession, depression, recovery, prosperity. And then there was the Great Depression. Groups investigate the economic conditions that led to and social movements of the 1920s that great out of the Great Depression and share their findings with class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research similar statistics for their own country and compare them with the provided information from Canada
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the resource has a Canadian focus, the concepts and materials are appropriate for any classroom
  • The lesson presumes class members are aware of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences
Pros

  • Class members choose the learning center at which they feel they can learn best based on their multiple intelligences preferences
Cons

  • Some learners may need additional scaffolding to synthesize the information into a presentation