The Great Depression
Lesson Plans | Primary
Great Depression Storyboards - Students will learn about the Great Depression through comics and characteris created by StoryBoardThat.com. Topics include causes, Hoover, FDR and the Dustbowl.
Bowl Days - Students will be introduced to this dramatic era in
our nation's history through photographs, songs and interviews with
people who lived through the Dust Bowl..
Hard Lines, Soft Sell - Life during the Great Depression - Students
will explore the social, political, and artistic climate of the Great
Depression. They will conduct surveys and interviews, and create and
publish a variety of media about the Depression.
Great Ideas/Activities for teaching the Great Depression - You
can help your students understand the causes and the effects of the
Great Depression as well as the impact that event has on their lives
today. Introduce them to the people who lived it with the following
activities from Education
Primary Source Documents:
Deal Network Photo Library - Over 5000 Great Depression era images
from the National Archives, the FDR Library and many other sources.
New Deal Network: Database of Great Depression Primary Documents
- The New Deal Network, an educational guide to the Great Depression
of the 1930s, is sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Development of the NDN was funded in part through a grant from the
National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt - Lesson plans about the thousands of letters
Mrs. Roosevelt received from young people asking for help during the
Depression. Students learn how to use primary source documents .
Oral History of the Great Depression: this classic of oral history
features the voices of men and women who lived through the Great Depression
of the 1930s. It includes accounts by congressmen C. Wright Patman
and Hamilton Fish, as well as failed presidential candidate Alf M.
Landon, who recalls what it was like to be governor of Kansas in 1933.