Unit 9: The Great Depression of the 1930s
 
Frameworks for America's Past




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  Teacher / Student Key: pages 115 - 126


Map - The Dust Bowl

History in Their Own Words:
FDR on the Great Depression
Historical photo sets



1.  The impact of the Great Depression

2. 
The causes of the Great Depression

3.  The Dust Bowl and migrant farm workers

4.  Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal  

5.  FDR's New Deal programs:

  5a.  Federal work programs
     Example:  WPA - Works Progress Administration

  5b.  Farm assistance programs
     Example:  AAA - Agricultural Adjustment Administration

  5c.  Environmental improvement programs
     Example:  CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps

  5d.  Increased rights for labor (workers)
     Example:  National Labor Relations Act

  5e.  Social Security
     Example:  The Social Security program
 
History food feature
Spam - a famous food of the 1930s
YouTube videos
and Internet sites



Students: Check with your parents for permission before visiting Internet links.

The stock market crash - segment from The Century: America's Time - Boom to Bust (3 of 3).  Watch from 11:18 to 13:55. 

The Great Depression begins - segment from The Century: America's Time - Stormy Weather (1 of 3).  Watch from 3:00 to 14:58.

FDR and the New Deal - segment from The Century: America's Time - Stormy Weather (2 of 3).  Watch from 11:00 to 14:59.

The New Deal continues, but Hitler rises in Germany - segment from The Century: America's Time - Stormy Weather (3 of 3).  Watch from 9:10 to 13:58.

Works Progress Administration (WPA)  (a short video about one of the New Deal programs designed to create jobs during the Great Depression)

FDR visits a CCC camp in Virginia  (a short video)



Music:

In the Mood  (a video of the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing this jazz standard)

Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)  (a video of two middle school age kids dancing to a famous big band hit of the 1930s)







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