The lesson introduces students to the Great Depression in the United States between 1929 and 1939. Many students may not be aware the depression and its impact on the country and its influence on future decisions of the government. There are excellent videos of first-person accounts of the Great Depression available in the Additional Resources for the lesson. The lesson could also be used to compare life today to life during the 1930s, when things were much worse for many Americans. The Great Depression lesson can be used in conjunction with a New Deal lesson, or other lessons related to events during that era.
Great Depression Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about The Great Depression
- Hands-on homework activities
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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