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The Great Depression
Discovery Education Video - The Great Depression
Remember to log on with cms in front of your student id number and your birthdate as the password. Describes the social and economic conditions of the United States during the Great Depression.3:03 min)
Discovery Education Video - The Beginning of the Great Depression
Remember to logon with cms in front of your student id number and your birthdate.Describes the economic conditions in rural and urban areas leading up to the stock market crash on Tuesday, October 29, 1929.(4:14 min)
Discovery Education Video - Bank Runs
Remember to logon with cms in front of your student id and your birthdate as your password,Explores how banks, factories, individuals, and the U.S. government were impacted by the stock market crash of 1929. With unemployment rates skyrocketing, the American people elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt as President of the United States in 1932.
Discovery Education Video - The End of the Great Depression
Remember to logon with cms in front of your student id number and your birthdate.Reveals the programs, agencies, policies, and acts President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration created to lead the United States out of the Great Depression. The segment also reveals how the need for workers at the beginning of World War II helped bring the period of economic crisis to an end.(7:23 min)
Explora Article - The Great Depression
This article provides and overview of the Great Depression.
EBSCO eBook - The Great Depression
This engaging title begins with a recount of the events of October 29, 1929, better known as “Black Thursday”, to mark the dawn of the Great Depression era. Readers will discover the causes of the depression, its affect on people across North America, and how governments responded to it. Readers will also draw comparisons to modern-day economic trials.
EBSCO eBook - The Great Depression for Kids
Beginning with an in-depth look at the 1920s, the book builds readers'background knowledge to help set the stage for the decline of the economy over the next decade. Twenty-one crosscurricular activities help kids learn how to research, buy, and sell stocks; use scientific methods to conduct a survey, re-create Depression glassware; and much more.
Website - The Great Depression
This site provides a good overview and many facts about the Great Depression.
YouTube Video - What Caused the Great Depression?
Teachable Moments are short films that provide a quick overview of important topics and events from the Roosevelt Era. Created by the FDR Library's Education staff with the support of the Pare Lorenz Center, they are designed to assist primary and secondary school students. (2:58 min)
Website - The Great Depression - Khan Academy
This article describes the causes and impact of the Great Depression.
Website - FDR and the Great Depression - Khan Academy
This site highlights FDR's attempts to combat the Great Depression.
Website: The Great Depression Facts
Interesting facts about the Great Depression are on this webpage.
The Great Depression - Children
These videos were included so students could gain a perspective on the life of children during the Depression. Because these are student projects the information in them should be double checked to be sure it is correct.
YouTube Video - An Overview of the Great Depression - A Child's Viewpoint
I believe this may have been a student video so double check the facts. This video describes the Great Depression from the viewpoint of a child who grew up during that time. (5:00 min)
YouTube Video - Children of the Great Depression
This video was a student project so double check the facts. The photographs used in this video are very powerful. (6:50min)
EBSCO eBook - Letters from Hillside Farm
Told through the correspondence between the young narrator and his grandmother, Letters from Hillside Farm provides a glimpse of life during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Young George moves from Cleveland, Ohio to a farm in central Wisconsin. He shares his discovery of rural life and the realities of tough times with his Grandmother Strunkmeyer.