Studying the Great Depression Through Novels
Eighth graders view pictures of life in a small town during the Great Depression in Illinois to gain an understanding of living conditions during the era. They read novels based on life of this era.
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The Great Depression Comic Book
Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide
Designed to accompany a reading of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, the worksheets in this packet permit readers to keep notes on parallels between Lee's life and Scout's, on characters in the novel, and on chapter events.
8th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Outsiders Study Guide
Provide this packet for your pupils as they pour over The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. The study guide includes graphic organziers and comprehension as well as higher-level questions. Class members briefly summarize each chapter, compare...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
Learners examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems, and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Memory: Crash Course Study Skills #3
It can be frustrating to forget information that you need later on, but the brain is only meant to take on so much data at a time. A video from a longer playlist about study skills discusses the details of memory, including the...
11 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rural Life During the Great Depression: A Year Down Yonder
“Anyone who thinks small towns are friendlier than big cities lives in a big city.” Mary Alice, the fifteen-year-old narrator of A Year Down Yonder, is forced to leave Chicago and spend a year with her Grandma Dowdel in a small rural...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable