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Of Mice and Men and Migrant Farm Workers of the Great Depression
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As part of their study of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, class members explore the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Groups examine primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of the travails of men like...
The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
8th CCSS: Adaptable
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression...
How Hard Were the Times? Investigating the Meaning and Significance of the Great Depression
6th - 12th
Young scholars examine causes and effects of Great Depression and its significance on twentieth-century life, analyze value of various types of historical information, specifically primary sources, and relate events, issues, problems,...
Power of the Image -- Descriptive Writing and Images of Children and the Great Depression
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create a journal from the viewpoint of a child during the Great Depression. They view primary source images of children during the Great Depression. The images used are both photographs and cartoons. After viewing these...
Differing Federal Responses to the Great Depression: Letter Analysis
8th - 10th
Young analysts examine two letters, one written by President Hoover and one written by FDR. Each letter contains that president's response to the role of the Federal Government during times of crisis (The Great Depression). They analyze...
The Great Depression: Economic Causes and Repercussions
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Brother, can you spare a dime? Scholars investigate an AP review video to understand the causes of the Great Depression and the economic collapse of the American economy. Viewers examine the many economic factors leading to the worst...
Good Time and Bad: Roaring 20's, Great Depression, and WWII quiz
5th - 6th
Quiz your students on various topics related to the Roaring 20's, The Great Depression, and WWII. They'll ace any test after viewing this slide show. Tip: Turn this quiz into a game, see which side of the class is ready for the test.
The Brief American Pageant: The Great Depression and the New Deal
9th - 11th
Experience the soaring highs and crashing lows of the 1920's and 1930's in this stark presentation. Though brief at eight slides (two are title slides), the graphs and maps would make a good accompaniment to your unit on the Great...
US History Overview 2 - Reconstruction to the Great Depression
14 mins 8th - 11th
Ambitiously spanning American history from 1865 to 1941, this video discusses and clarifies topics such as women's suffrage, the sinking of the Maine, and the development of America as a world empire. Maps and photographs will engage...