The Great Depression 1929-1940

The Great Depression was the devastating result of a world-wide financial meltdown. From the causes of the crisis to its effects in the Hoovervilles and Dust Bowl, a PowerPoint presentation takes viewers through the story of the Depression. Using text and visual images, pupils consider what led up to the catastrophe and its effects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Set up a self-guided reading of the PowerPoint with comprehension questions
  • Use PowerPoint direct instruction to assist with discussion of the Great Depression
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computer access to view or classroom equipment to display the presentation
  • Photos and images are intriguing
  • Presents information in a way that allows for easy note taking
  • PowerPoint includes typos
  • Does not address key content, such as the court-packing scheme