The Great Depression and New Deal

Elementary pupils are introduced to the Great Depression as a critical period of hardship in United States history. They engage in collaborative assignments researching the Dust Bowl, the New Deal, US presidents, and presidential libraries.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the unit includes general activity ideas and assessment suggestions. They will require further preparation of materials, and many rely on students' individual research for content
Pros

  • Includes four primary activities that develop various research and analysis skills
Cons

  • Some links are broken, but the same information could be found through a simple online search