The Great Depression Bundle

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This is the entire unit covering the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl from Reading Through History. An enormous summer project, several months was spent researching and composing 40 lessons to cover the major events, figures, and policies of the era. For each lesson there is a one or two page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question. The package includes 162 pages of student activities.

The Table of Contests is listed below.

*Causes of the Great Depression

*Black Tuesday

*Hoovervilles & The Bonus Army

*A Day in the Life of a 1930s Family

*Herbert Hoover

*Franklin Roosevelt

*Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 Inaugural Address

*The First 100 Days

*The New Deal

*The WPA

*The CCC

*The TVA

*Radio in the 1930s

*The Federal Music Project

*Big Bands & Swing Music

*War of the Worlds

*Movies in the 1930s

*Bing Crosby

*Shirley Temple

*Will Rogers

*The Dust Bowl

*Black Blizzards

*Dust Storm Preparations

*Dust Bowl Pests


*The Grapes of Wrath

*John Steinbeck

*Woody Guthrie

*Huey P. Long

*John L. Lewis & the CIO

*Father Coughlin

*Alfalfa Bill Murray

*Eleanor Roosevelt

*Margaret Mitchell

*Amelia Earhart

*Babe Didrikson Zaharias

*Art in the 1930s

*Dorothea Lange

*Federal Theatre Project

*1939 World’s Fair

*My students typically complete the work in about 30 minutes. This provides for 10 to 15 minutes of discussion/intro prior to the assignment.

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Total Pages
162 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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