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10.5 The Great Depression and the Rise of Hitler
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10.5 The Great Depression and the Rise of Hitler

Students will describe the impact the Great Depression had on the rise of Adolf Hitler.

Close Read 3: Great Depression and Economic Statistics

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Close Read 3: Great Depression and Economic Statistics

Students will examine and evaluate economic indicators for a better understanding of the Great Depression. 

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Close Read 4: Environment and Economy
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Close Read 4: Environment and Economy

Students will watch a documentary from the 1930's to better understand the relationship between the environment and the economy, and the causes of the Dust Bowl. 

Close Read 5: Fireside Chats

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Close Read 5: Fireside Chats

Students will examine primary sources to evaluate how FDR inspired confidence in the American people during the Great Depression.  

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Graphic Organizer: Alphabet Soup of the New Deal
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Graphic Organizer: Alphabet Soup of the New Deal

Students will use the graphic organizer to keep track of and describe the New Deal programs meant to provide aid to the citizens of America during the Great Depression.

Graphic Organizer: Hoover v. FDR

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Graphic Organizer: Hoover v. FDR

Students will compare and contrast President Hoover's response to the great depression with President FDR's response to the same economic crisis.  

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Primary Source Deep Dive: Dust Bowl Migrants

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Primary Source Deep Dive: Dust Bowl Migrants

Students will read two essays by John Steinbeck to examine the impact of the Great Depression on Americans, and compare them to photographs of Dust Bowl migrants.  

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Teacher Guide for Close Read 3: Great Depression and Economic Statistics
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Teacher Guide for Close Read 3: Great Depression and Economic Statistics

Students will use evidence provided from the documents to write a short response explaining President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

Teacher Guide for Close Read 4: Environment and Economy
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Teacher Guide for Close Read 4: Environment and Economy

Students will use the documents above to respond to a prompt explaining the relationship between the environment and economy in society.

Unit 7 Synthesis Task

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Unit 7 Synthesis Task

How did the American economy and American culture change in the 1920’s and 1930’s?

Students will complete three graphic organizers examining the causes and effects of the Roaring 20's, Great Depression, and New Deal to complete a written response that answers the question posed above.  

Unit 7 Vocabulary Opener

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Unit 7 Vocabulary Opener

Four introductory vocabulary routines to introduce content and concepts.

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