The Lives of the People: To Understand the People is to Understand the Times

Students examine the time period of the Great Depression. Using primary source documents, they read excerpts of interviews done by author Studs Terkel for one of his books. They practice interviewing their partner in front of the class and discover what defines an average person during the Great Depression.

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6th - 12th
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning