The Great Depression - Illustrated Booklet
Eighth graders participate in a variety of exercises surrounding the Great Depression. They create an illustrated booklet, plan a "depression" meal and discuss governmental agencies initiated during the Great Depression.
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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
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
Here is a beautiful handout through which learners can explore the history of California, from the earliest Europeans to visit the Golden State up through its experiences during the Great Depression and position in the modern world.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great Depression - FDR and the New Deal
Students consider the role that government should play in economics. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze New Deal legislation to develop an informed opinion about the public programs and then present their findings to their...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Mountain Dialect -- Reading Between the Spoken Lines
This activity is intended to follow-up or reinforce concepts learned relating to the Great Depression, antebellum period, and the turn of the twentieth century. Learners conduct research and read about North Carolina during one of the...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Great Depression in North Carolina: Experiences of the People
Students explore the Great Depression. In this research skills instructional activity, students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. Students write their own WPA interviews after they...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
This is Your Land: Woody Guthrie
Music can be a wonderful way to explore the impact historic events have on society. In this presentation you'll read the lyrics to the song, "This is Your Land," learn biographical information about Woody Guthrie, and explore they...
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
What Kind of Santa Claus You Are.
Students use a photograph analysis sheet to analyze primary sources (photographs) of the Great Depression in small groups. They then write a poem about kids in the Depression Era that reflects their comprehension of the period and its...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History