This project lets students research important Americans of the 1930s. Students will create a poster or visual and give a short speech about their person. Students will make a decision about whether their 1930s person belongs in the Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame. Lastly, the teacher can have students take notes on the presentations for an open note quiz or test if the teacher chooses. Including research and notes the project takes about 3 to 5 class periods.
This lesson plan is included in my Great Depression Lesson Plan Collection.
Individual Great Depression Lesson Plans:
1930s Great Depression Webquest
Great Depression: Farming and Dust Bowl Webquest
Mapping the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Webquest
Hoover Dam and the Great Depression
Golden Gate Bridge Webquest
People of the 1930s Hall of Fame/Shame Project
Wall Street Crash of 1929 Primary Source Worksheet
Bonus Army Primary Source Worksheet
Bonnie and Clyde 1930s Primary Source Worksheet
Migrant Mother 1936 Primary Source Worksheet
Please check out the following lesson plan collections that have some or all of my Great Depression lesson plans:
Great Depression Lesson Plan Sampler
Primary Sources Worksheet Collection for American and World History
American History Webquest Super Pack
American History, World History, and Geography Collection (History Wizard)
American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)
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