World War I - Influential People Teacher Resources

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From The Great War To The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, students read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their classmates.
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Depression: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members learn how to identify common signs of depression, as well as read articles on the origins and effects of this serious condition. The resource includes some great suggested activities for how learners can inform others about...
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The Lives of the People: To Understand the People is to Understand the Times

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Important People from the 1930s to 1940s

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils study contributions of important people during the Great Depression. Using the internet, they research and collect information on an assigned individual. Students write an essay on the person researched.
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Great Depression: People Puzzle

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners identify how the Great Depression affected various American social groups. In this Great Depression lesson, students read assigned textbook pages about women, African Americans, Mexican immigrants, and Native Americans during...
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The Great Depression in North Carolina: Experiences of the People

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore the Great Depression. In this research skills lesson, students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources. Learners write their own WPA interviews after they have examined...
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Child Labor in America

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students investigate child labor during the Great Depression. In this US policy activity, students evaluate multiple layers of the social, economic, and political affects of policy during the Great Depression. Students will engage in 5...
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Bacteria

For Students 9th - 12th
There is an important distinction between the bacteria that most students recognize as having a negative impact, and those that live in a symbiotic relationship with us. Sal looks at the mechanisms by which bacteria accumulate variation...
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Music of the Great Depression

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the music of the Great Depression. In this 1930's America lesson, 11th graders read and analyze the provided lyrics of 6 songs from the era. Students then compose their own lyrics for songs that...
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What Do People Say?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After reading a series of fictitious letters that represent actual events during the time period, young historians craft a small town newsletter to explain the causes of the Great Depression.
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The Beginning of the Storm

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce readers to Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry with a instructional activity that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in...
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The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Great Depression. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions,...
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Daily Life During the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify what daily life was like during the Great Depression and why oral histories are valuable tools for preserving memories. They develop a list of questions. They conduct an oral history interview. They write down the...
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The Great Depression Begins

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this Great Depression worksheet, young scholars review a chapter as they write 8 people or terms that match 8 quotations, respond to 5 multiple choice questions, and elaborate on a historical theme regarding the American economy, the...
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The Great Depression: A Study Guide Through Song

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the political and social outlook during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze selected songs from the time period. Students use the provided lyric sheets and song analysis...
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Debating the Depression

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discover how to debate important social issues in a civil manner. They explain the importance of knowledge in public discourse.
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Matching Events and People

For Students 5th - 12th
In this social studies events instructional activity, students match important events in history with people that were involved at the time. Students complete 13 matches.
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Oral History: Park City Museum

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this activity. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write...
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Important and Unimportant Details

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read and analyze the story "The Amazing Soybean" for important and unimportant details. Students list each detail they find in one of the three web boxes provided.
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Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students develop an understanding of how the Great Depression impacted people. In this writing, analyzing and cooperative groups lesson, students inquire about the Great Depression. Students identify problems children faced during this...
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Understanding Colligative Properties

For Students 9th - 12th
For this colligative properties worksheet, students read about freezing point depression and boiling point elevation. They answer three questions about these colligative properties and the effects of salt on icy roads and sea water.
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Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge readers of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to create a museum exhibit that uses artifacts to focus on one issue raised by the award winning story of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the Joads.
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Social Studies--Important People/Groups of the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students take the personas of eight different groups of people involved in the Holocaust.  In this lesson about the Holocaust, students view "The Rise and Fall of Adolph Hitler" students view and discuss the video, focusing on Hitler's...