The Great Depression Group Activity
Fourth graders work in groups filling in worksheets learning about and appreciating conditions during the Great Depression. They analyze the difference in the cost of living today versus the Depression years.
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Young scholars recognize how the causes of the Great Depression affected people and their jobs. In this Great Depression lesson, students understand that most of the time news only came from newspapers. Young scholars write a letter as...
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