Technology and the Great Depression
Young scholars examine how technology affected the Great Depression era. They view a video, conduct Internet research, and write articles for a class technology magazine.
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Photographs for the Ages: Depression Era Photographs
Eighth graders analyze photographs featuring the Great Depression. In this Louisiana history lesson, 8th graders investigate selected photographs from the Great Depression and note their impressions of the photographs. Students consider...
8th Social Studies & History
New Review Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Louisiana's Depression-Era Economy
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Louisiana history lesson, students examine digital images for information about the economy in the state during the Depression era. Students discuss their...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review The Golden Age of Hollywood
Did movies save America during the Great Depression? Or did the Great Depression save movies? Learn more about the Golden Age of Hollywood with a video that covers the five major film studios, the colorization of big budget movies, and...
10 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 instructional activity, 7th graders investigate photographs from the time period, discuss the challenges of the time...
7th Social Studies & History
"Breadline": The Great Depression Causes, Consequences and Recovery
Students compare prices of popular items of late 1920s to cost of those items presently, determine which companies are best in which to invest, analyze causes and consequences of stock market crash of 1929, and evaluate significance of...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
This Isn't Right: A History of Women in Industry
Women were in the workplace long before Rosie the Riveter pushed up her sleeve. Learn about the working options available to women during the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive Era, and the Great Depression with a instructional...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Streamlines and Breadlines
Students explore the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students research selected websites and analyze primary sources to conduct inquiries regarding the depression, northern migration, and urbanization. Students author...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History