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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Song of Freedom: Go Down, Moses
African American spirituals served as more than songs of religious praise during the years of slavery. "Go Down, Moses" is featured on a worksheet that asks readers to respond to a series of short-answer prompts about the spiritual.
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Was it like to Live During the Depression?
Fourth graders research a variety of sources to discover information about how the depression effect people in Michigan. They follow a research outline while working in small groups. They design a presentation that describes live during...
4th Technology & Engineering
Year Down Yonder: Giving During the Depression
Learners explore philanthropy. In this Great Depression lesson, students read A Year Down Yonder and share examples of philanthropic acts in the novel. Learners observe acts of philanthropy in their own communities today.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
More People to Stick to New Year's Resolutions
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4th - 8th English Language Arts
Out of the Dust: Background notes about the novel, The Great Depression, and The Dust Bowl
If your class is reading the historical fiction novel, Out of the Dust, then you are in luck. Here are a few slides that will help you provide historical context for the book, as well as define main characters, setting, symbolism, and...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Great Depression: Lesson 1
Students recognize how the causes of the Great Depression affected people and their jobs. In this Great Depression lesson, students understand that most of the time news only came from newspapers. Students write a letter as though they...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History