This study guide is designed to be used with my Great Depression Test. I used to have my students complete a study guide. I realized that my struggling students who needed the most help, were simply not studying. I created a completed study guide for each unit just to see how it would impact student performance. The results were phenomenal. Parents loved the completed study guides, because they now knew exactly what they needed to study with their child. Kids performed higher, because even my very unorganized students now had a full set of notes to study from. In addition, it freed up class time, to work on more authentic learning activities.
This study guide is also fantastic for new teachers or teachers new to this content, because it provides a summary of what should be taught in regards to each standard. The study guide is not meant to be exhaustive. It provides a brief overview of what should be covered with each standard. This guide is also a great resource for test preparation at the end of the year.
This study guide is designed to accompany my Great Depression Test which can be found at: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Great-Depression-Test-5th-Grade-Social-Studies-1283861
The study guide is designed to cover the 5th Grade Georgia Performance standards listed below but would be applicable for any upper elementary teacher teaching a unit on the Great Depression.
SS5H5 The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.
a. Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.
b. Analyze the main features of the New Deal; include the significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
c. Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.
SS5E2 The student will describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.
a. Describe the household function in providing resources and consuming goods and services.
b. Describe the private business function in producing goods and services.
c. Describe the bank function in providing checking accounts, savings accounts, and loans.
d. Describe the government function in taxation and providing certain goods and services.
SS5E4 The student will identify the elements of a personal budget and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important.
SS5E1f Give examples of technological advancements and their impact on business productivity during the development of the United States.