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423 resources with the concept the great depression

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who was Harper Lee, and what led her to write one of the most celebrated novels of all time? Scholars learn about the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and read a summary of a dramatic production of the novel. They also discover the...
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Stella By Starlight: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Who were the Ku Klux Klan, and what role did they play in the United States during the Great Depression? Using the Stella by Starlight novel study, scholars research the organization and answer questions relating to Sharon M. Draper's...
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An Educator's Guide to Al Capone Does My Shirts

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It's hard to imagine that life on Alcatraz could be dull. A series of intriguing lessons take readers through the novel Al Capone Does my Shirts. Pre-reading questions introduce the text and a range of suggestions, from comic strips to...
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Women Pioneers on Capital Hill, 1917–1934

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the women who were elected to Congress from 1917 to 1934, groups research and then design a museum exhibit that describes the life and the congressional service of one of these women.
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One-Eyed Cat: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Great Depression was a devastating period in American history that lasted for an entire decade. Using an enlightening novel study, scholars uncover additional facts about the era. They also write quatrain poems focusing on themes...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
A revolutionary work of literature requires a revolutionary assessment project. A series of activities on Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings includes discussion questions, a plot synopsis, and a selection of both short and...
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A Long Way From Chicago: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Life in a small town doesn't have to be dull. Using a study guide for the novel A Long Way From Chicago, readers analyze the characters and setting found in a small town in Illinois. Along with reading comprehension questions, the...
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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 lesson that sets the context for the novel. Class members research the bigotry in Mississippi during the Great Depression and identify examples in the story of how...
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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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The Effect of the Great Depression on Children

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How did the Great Depression affect children? Sometimes studying the Great Depression means only studying about how it affected adults, however, relating the experiences of children and peers their age to themselves may make the...
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By the People, For the People

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A picture speaks a thousand words—no matter how old. The 18th installment of a 22-part series on the making of American history has scholars research the causes of the Great Depression and the factors of the New Deal. Using photographic...
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Myth of the West: Lonely But Free I’ll Be Found

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tumbling tumbleweeds! Scholars work with video clips, primary and secondary documents, and song lyrics to uncover life in the Old West. They examine song's lyrics to uncover myths told in the 1930s about life in the Wild West. 
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The Great Depression: Economic Causes and Repercussions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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US History Summer Instructional Packet

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can you boil the historical, cultural, and political events and movements from the last 150 years into a descriptive study guide? You don't have to—it's right here! A thorough resource includes informative text, discussion questions,...
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Broadway and The American Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Considering a unit study of American Musical Theatre? What better way to start than at the very beginning. Eight pairs of cards provide class members with background information about the genre from 1893 through 2004. The cards are...
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History—Snapshot Lessons

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Roosevelt family was one of the most influential and prominent political forces in the 20th century, leaving behind a wide-ranging legacy of conservation, progressivism, and economic growth. Learn more about President Theodore...
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Economic Schools of Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes held different beliefs about economic systems that evolved from their predecessors, and then shaped by their countries' economic situations. A video from Crash Course Economics explains the...
1 In 1 Collection 9:54
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Recession, Hyperinflation, and Stagflation

For Students 9th - 12th
What's the problem with a room full of cash? Learn about the problems and ramifications of extreme economic situations with an informative video about hyperinflation, recession and depression, and staggflation.
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What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most countries experience an economic slump from time to time. Learn about the ways the Federal Reserve can intervene in a struggling economy before a crisis occurs with a short video from Crash Course Economics that focuses on monetary...
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Analyzing the Text

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Practice analyzing informational text with a reading passage that details the Great Depression. Scholars read about the impacts of World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Depression, then answer 10 true or false questions. 
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Alabama Farm Life in the Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Great Depression not only impacted city folk and factory workers, it also had a profound effect on farmers. Young historians examine primary source materials that document the struggles of Alabama farmers during this time and then...
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Out of the Dust: KWHL Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
A K-W-H-L chart is a great way to scaffold prior knowledge. As class members begin their reading of Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse’s 1998 Newbery Medal winning verse novel, they chart what they already know about the Great Depression and...
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How Did Hitler Rise to Power?

For Students 7th - 12th
The Nazi party became overwhelmingly popular among the lower middle class, and somehow, Adolf Hitler rose to power in the early 1930s. Watch a illustrative video to find out more about Hitler's rise to power.
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New Deal Programs in Alabama

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New Deal programs are the focus of an activity that prompts middle and high schoolers to consider the end of the Great Depression. Groups examine primary source materials to gain an understanding of how these programs were implemented in...