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Great Depression


Curipod generated lesson: "Great Depression". #8-10

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, how would you describe the Great Depression?
2. Slide
60 seconds
The Great Depression was a severe economic downturn that lasted from 1929 to 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, with effects felt worldwide. Millions of people were left unemployed and many more were unable to find enough food to feed their families.
The Great Depression
3. Slide
60 seconds
Black Tuesday: October 29, 1929, the day when the stock market crashed, signaling the start of the Great Depression. Hoovervilles: Temporary settlements of the homeless during the Great Depression named after President Herbert Hoover. Dust Bowl: A period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s.
4. Slide
60 seconds
During the Great Depression, the average U.S. household income was only around $1,500/year. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was a period of severe dust storms that caused major ecological and agricultural damage in the US and Canadian prairies. In 1932, the U.S. government established the Home Owners' Loan Corporation to help struggling homeowners keep their homes during the Great Depression.
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5. Open question
300 seconds
What economic circumstances led to the Great Depression?
6. Open question
300 seconds
What were the impacts of the Great Depression on everyday Americans?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What can we learn from the Great Depression about responding to economic crisis?
8. Open question
300 seconds
What strategies do you think could have prevented or lessened the impact of the Great Depression?
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a six-legged octopus wearing a pair of high heels and a bowtie kidnapping a pizza slice.
10. Drawings
1260 seconds
Question: In what ways did the Great Depression impact everyday life? Clues: • People lost their jobs and homes. • Many banks and businesses closed. • The stock market crashed. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Research the effects of the Great Depression on people in different parts of the U.S. B. Create a visual representation of how the Great Depression changed the lives of people.
11. Poll
60 seconds
In which year did the Great Depression begin?
  • 1929
  • 1932
  • 1935
12. Poll
60 seconds
What was the trigger for the start of the Great Depression?
  • The stock market crash of 1929
  • World War I
  • The presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt
13. Poll
60 seconds
What term was used to describe makeshift communities that sprang up during the Great Depression?
  • Hoovervilles
  • Rooseveltvilles
  • Trumantowns
14. Poll
60 seconds
Which country was hit hardest by the Great Depression?
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Japan
15. Poll
60 seconds
During what decade did the Great Depression end?
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
16. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What were some of the major causes of the Great Depression?

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