The Great Depression Group Activity

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10th - 12th
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Great Depression
Group Activity

This group activity is designed to have students work together to research the Great Depression in order to better understand its impact on different groups of people in the US during the 1930s. The students will be assigned a group to research and they will make a newsreel broadcast that their can either perform live in front of the class or film and present the digital version to the class.

You may want to let students choose their own groups or assign them beforehand.

The lesson is organized on Microsoft Word and on a Power Point presentation that can be easily modified to better serve your needs.

File Includes:
• Activity Overview Power Point
• Newsreel Handout & Graphic Organizer
• *I have also included a handout with the page numbers for the US History textbook History Alive! Pursuing American Ideals for those of you who may have that textbook.
• *Files are Editable

Materials Needed:
• Ability to project information- LCD projector
• Handouts for the class.
Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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