This is an excellent packet to teach Entering and Emerging ELLs about the Great Depression and New Deal. It is also an effective review for the New York State US History exam for all students. Each page focuses on a different topic or event vital to the history of the Great Depression. There is also a page focusing on important vocabulary that should be reviewed prior to the start of the packet. It simplifies the topics while including important vocabulary and information. Each page has comprehension questions as well. Some of the pages include essential vocabulary words along with their definitions to help students gain a deeper understanding of the text. There is an assessment at the end that includes fill in the blanks and multiple choice questions. The topics include the background of the Great Depression, the stock market crash, causes of the Great Depression, the New Deal, programs of the New Deal, the end of the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt.