Poetry From Photos: A Great Depression Activity
Students view photographs of migrant families during the Great Depression, try to interpret the photos to answer questions about the subject's life, and then write a Cinquain poem based on their interpretations.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 38 Views 50 Downloads
The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Documenting Architectural Heritage
Imagine going from being one of the richest, most important cities in the world to one of the poorest. Imagine the history captured in the architecture of such a city. Imagine these same now abandoned buildings being destroyed. How would...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
World War II in Photographs
A picture is worth a thousand words, and this activity is worth so much more! Learners closely analyze a series of photographs from World War II, matching them with their appropriate captions and sequencing them into a correct timeline.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Alabama Farm Life in the Great Depression
The Great Depression not only impacted city folk and factory workers, it also had a profound effect on farmers. Young historians examine primary source materials that document the struggles of Alabama farmers during this time and then...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teaching The Great Gatsby with the New York Times
East Egg, West Egg, the Valley of Ashes, and the green light. Bring Gatsby, the Jazz Age, and the American Dream to your classroom with a resource designed for teachers. Included in the treasury are six great teaching ideas for F. Scott...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Grapes of Wrath - Using Historic Photos as Literary Symbols
Here's a great resource packet to use with a study of The Grapes of Wrath. Individuals select historic photos from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection and create a photo report album to represent a scene from John...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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