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271 resources with the keyterm great depression

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What is the Dust Bowl

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The Dust Bowl was a period of extreme drought that began in 1931 and didn't let up until 1939. Follow the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl with a presentation that covers it year by year. 
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The Great Depression of the 1930s

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Trek through the hardships that marked the Great Depression. Photographs accompanied by light text show various aspects of American life during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl, unemployment, migrant families, and massive drought are depicted on...
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Legacy of the Dust Bowl: Dust Storm Media 1930s

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Some learners might not realize that the term dust bowl was not figurative. Show the reality of 1930s America with eight primary source photographs. Slides depict images of dust storms or their aftermath. 
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Chapter 14- Section III: Economics

For Students 11th - 12th
Economics after the Great Depression and the effects of the Great Depression on the US economy are covered in 10 questions. Learners answer five multiple choice and five matching questions related to the Federal Reserve System, thrift...
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The Jim Crow Era

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine how African-Americans were affected by the Great Depression. In this African-American history lesson, students conduct independent research on the social conditions of the time period using the suggested resources....
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Economics Quiz: Chapter 13 Section 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Economic business cycles and predictable market change can be tracked using statistical data. Try a 10 question quiz to test your class on economic indicators, business cycles, and the GDP.
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Paired Writing: Hoover and FDR

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify how the Great Depression affected various groups in society. They propose solutions for some of those problems. Students comprehend the general political philosophies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and...
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The Great Depression And the Development of Social Programs By the Government of Mackenzie King

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the social programs that arose in response to the Great Depression of the 1930's in Canada. They examine how these programs began during the government of Mackenzie King.
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Important People from the 1930s to 1940s

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students 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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The Embodied Presidency

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze Roosevelt's Fireside Chats. In this Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, 10th graders determine how well FDR's government programs aided victims of the Great Depression. Students examine selected Fireside Chats and...
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Worth a Thousand Words: Depression-Era Photographs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils view images of New Deal programs to see its successes. They work in groups to create captions for the images and suggest captions that might indicate different meanings.
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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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The Brief American Pageant: The Politics of Boom and Bust

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Prior to 1929, the Roaring Twenties were a great time to be alive and to spend money. These slides would be a good transition into a unit on the Great Depression. It presents five images about the political and financial context of the...
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The Brief American Pageant: The Great Depression and the New Deal

For Teachers 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...
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The New Deal: The Works Progress Administration

For Teachers 8th - 11th
How did American begin to come out of the Great Depression? Viewers will be intrigued to find one of the answers in this presentation, which details the Works Progress Administration. The slides detail various parts of the WPA with...
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Europe in the 1920s

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Delicately poised after the dramatic end of WWI and the startling beginning of WWII, this presentation encompassing the positions and roles of Germany, Italy, England, France, and the League of Nations in the 1920's. The first half of...
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Surviving the Great Depression

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact the Great Depression had on families.  In this Great Depression instructional activity, students listen to a short PowerPoint instructional activity given by the teacher and have a class discussion on the...
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WWI and Twenties & Thirties

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study economics and timelines of events to understand changes in America.  In this Twenties and Thirties lesson, students navigate Internet sites to research famous reformers.  Students recognize the economic changes through...
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A Midwestern Runaway Remembers the CCC (with text supports)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Civilian Conservation Corps worksheet, learners read a narrative from a member of the corps and then respond to 3 short answer questions based on the narrative.
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President Hoover Encourages Private Charity

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze a letter from Herbert Hoover to a little girl collecting donations to help those in need during the Great Depression. Students respond to 7 short answer questions about the letter.
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Alphabet Soup Job Descriptions

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders investigate New Deal programs. In this Great Depression lesson, 11th graders read the provided source materials that detail the agendas of 3 New Deal agencies. Students complete the provided analysis sheets and then...
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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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Analyzing Bias and Point of View Interpreting Public Opinion of the Presidential Response to the Great Depression through Political Cartoons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze political cartoons of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students determine how Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt  led during the economic downturn as they respond to discussion questions...
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Worldwide Depression

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students discover the effects of the Great Depression on countries around the world. For this primary source analysis lesson, students examine photographs and images that tell the story of the depressions toll on cultures around the...