Year Down Yonder -- Giving During the Depression
Students define words used during the Great Depression. They identify examples of philanthropy in the novel "A Year Down Under". They illustrate of the acts in the book and share it with the class.
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A Story of Philanthropy
Help your class define philanthropy and recognize philanthropic activities. Ask them to identify examples of philanthropy in literature and explore the philanthropic deeds of themselves and others. To wrap up, create a class display with...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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After identifying the parts of a persuasive piece of writing, young writers explore different prewriting activities for the persuasive essay. They have the option to write a news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay to...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable