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 this 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.
You might be interested in related resources:
Texas During the Great Depression Primary Source Analysis
Texas History Resources
Texas History from Secession to the Cold War BUNDLE
BUNDLE for the Depression and New Deal in Texas
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