In this Zip file you will find a Power Point Activation Strategy, Power Point lesson, study guide, and Reader's Theater. Everything you'll need to teach an engaging lesson on the Great Depression and New Deal.
Prior to the PP lesson, I use the Activation Strategy Power Point. I usually have students work in small groups or in pairs for this. You can print copies of the letters/primary sources directly from the PP slides.
After the PP lesson, I use the Reader's Theater as a Summarizing Strategy. For this activity, I usually have my students work in small groups of 5-6. If time allows, I have my students make a journal entry. They pretend they are one of the members of the family from the Reader's Theater and explain their thoughts and feelings about the Great Depression.
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