Texas During the Great Depression Reading and Activities

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7th - 10th
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  1. Students learn about (or review) the second half of Texas History: secession and joining the Confederacy, the Civil War, Juneteenth, Reconstruction, the frontier and conflicts with Native Americans, cattle ranching and cowboys, Spindletop, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, WWI, the Great Depression,
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  2. Texas History students learn about, or review, the Great Depression and New Deal in Texas with a selection of reading passages, primary sources, a power point, task cards, and various comprehension tasks (including matching historical images to captions or dialogue exchanges). The answers are inclu
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Texas History students read 8 brief passages about the Great Depression, life in Texas during the depression, and the New Deal. Then they answer 10 questions and match 20 images of the Great Depression to historically appropriate captions. The answers are included where appropriate, this can be completed individually, in pairs, or in groups, and it would be great for a sub! There is an information page explaining how to do the image image/caption matching part of the activity.

Sample questions include:

--Summarize why Hoover did not want the federal government to step in and provide relief during the Depression.

--Explain the hardship faced by cotton farmers, what they tried doing about it, and whether or not they were

--Do you consider the New Deal a success, why or why not? Would you have been pro or anti New Deal during the 1930s and why?

--Match the Texan with what he or she is known for.

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Texas History from Secession to the Cold War BUNDLE

BUNDLE for the Depression and New Deal in Texas

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