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Consumerism in the 1920's

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Consumerism in the 1920's

Students will examine multiple sources to analyze the consumer culture of the 1920's in the United States.  

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Dust Bowl Migrants

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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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Environment and Economy

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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. 

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Fireside Chats

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

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Graphic Organizer - Causes & Effects fo the Great Depression

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Graphic Organizer - Causes & Effects fo the Great Depression

Students will analyze an infographic to better understand the causes and effects of the Great Depression. 

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Graphic Organizer - Roaring 20's

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Graphic Organizer - Roaring 20's

Students will complete a graphic organizer to track the cultural shifts in America in the 1920's.  Students will then be able to answer the following questions: What were the American cultural movements in the 1920’s? What were the debates surrounding these movements?  

 

 

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Great Depression and Economic Statistics

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Great Depression and Economic Statistics

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

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Hoover v. FDR

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Hoover v. FDR

 

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Immigration Debate - 1920's

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Immigration Debate - 1920's

Students will examine primary sources from a congressional debate over immigration quotas in the 1920's.  Students will then compare this debate with the present day debate over immigration. 

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Inquiry Mini Unit: Prohibition and Temperance Movement

U.S. History
Unit 7: Prosperity and Depression
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Inquiry Mini Unit: Prohibition and Temperance Movement

Students will use analyze documents from the debate over the 18th amendment; from the documents, they will collect evidence to construct an argument answering the prompt about a contemporary debate.

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Langston Hughes Poetry

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Langston Hughes Poetry

Students will analyze Good Morning, I too, and Harlem by Langston Hughes. 

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