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Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack

Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
Great Depression Primary Source Document Analysis Activity 6-Pack
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Guide your students through a focused analysis of up to 6 different Great Depression primary source documents, varying from President Hoover to President Roosevelt to average citizens.

Featured voices:

- President Hoover
- President Roosevelt
- Huey Long
- American citizens

Use the effective HIPPOS method:
Historical Context
Intended Audience
Point of View
Purpose
Outside Information
So, what?

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Greatness is remembering, above all else, that leaders and constituents are real people, and treating them as such.

The Great Depression permanently changed the role of the national government in the lives of Americans to one that is sharply much more involved and at the same time the citizens felt more connected to their leader than every before in their joint effort to find prosperity again.

Great ideas and expertise only get one so far, whereas Roosevelt proved the sheer immeasurable importance of charisma, personality, and the human side in being a great leader.

Cut through the boring textbook and head straight to the compelling sources that make this era one of great despair, brave leadership, and the ability to talk like regular people to each other, challenging your students to wonder, “Can a president and his or her people ever really talk to each other?”

Included are:
- Detailed lesson plans, with strategies for all reading levels
- 1-page definition sheet for the concept “welfare state”
- 1-page HIPPOS reference handout & BONUS Skill Sheet: Annotating a Text
- 6 2-page student worksheets with a short primary source document & graphic organizer sheet
- 6 accompanying HIPPOS answer keys, one for each document

Tips
* Plan for 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss one of these documents as a class.
* Great for whole class instruction, small group work, homework, DBQ practice!

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Want more Great Depression?
Primary Doc Analysis & Writing: Hoover’s 1929 & 1932 Speeches- challenge your students to consider the struggle to stick to one’s own core values in unprecedented times in this short document and writing exercise.
Dust Bowl Photos & Letters to Mrs. Roosevelt 7 Pack Lesson Series- introduce your students to the faces and lives of countless Americans and engage them with a short creative writing project!
Primary Doc Analysis & Writing: “God Bless America” & Guthrie- compare with your students two songs that explore the meaning of patriotism during a period of such hopelessness in this short document and writing exercise.

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Want more HIPPOS?
Colonial America: analyze the rough start of the English colonists, the enslaved Africans, and the invaded Indians.
Early Nationhood: juxtapose the declared values of democracy with the arguments of its outsiders.
Era of Reform: hear the impassioned voices for change.
Westward Expansion: explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
Reconstruction: evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Labor: hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
Progressive Era: learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
Roaring 1920s: sense the growing divide between rural, traditional and urban, modern American societies.
WWII Warfront: explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
Cold War: examine the word choices of leaders fighting a war of words.
Civil Rights Movement: analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.
Vietnam War: weigh the role public opinion should play in complex foreign policy.
Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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