This PPT lesson teaches students about the Great Depression of the 1930s. It includes information about the Stock Market Crash that signaled the beginning of the Depression. It discusses underlying problems, the impact on farmers, including farm foreclosures. It teaches about the impact of Presidents Coolidge and Hoover and the shanty towns named Hoovervilles. It also explains the run on banks and how many banks closed as a result. It also includes many photos and discussion of the Dust Bowl. There is an activity at the end that encompasses Common Core standards. Students analyze quotes from Steinback's Grapes of Wrath.