Great Depression | The Causes of the Great Depression DBQ | DISTANCE LEARNING

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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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For this common-core aligned activity students will analyze primary and secondary sources to determine the causes of the Great Depression in the United States. First, students will read and answer critical-thinking questions to obtain historical context about the time period. They will then analyze several sources using a SOAPSTONE activity to determine the Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone of each source. With the information they learned, they will write a paragraph answering the essential question, “What was the Cause of the Great Depression”. Both Print & Digital (Google drive) versions included! Perfect for Distance Learning.

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3-page Historical Context: The Great Depression Reading and Critical Thinking Questions

2-page SOAPSTONE document-based questions worksheet (key included)

1-page paragraph frame handout

*This product includes both a print and digital version compatible with Google Classroom. Both teacher and students directions are included. Simply share the resources with your students via Google or Google Classroom. Students will be able to type directly into the document.*

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6 print 6 digital
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


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