Students will evaluate how the Great Depression, New Deal policies and World War II transformed America socially and politically at home (e.g., stock market crash, relief, recovery, reform initiatives, increased role of government in business, influx of women into the workforce, rationing) and reshaped its role in world affairs (e.g., emergence of the U.S. as an economic and political superpower).
I can explain the causes of the Great Depression, & I can describe its effects on ordinary Americans.
- Background Question: Use the big paper in the front of the room to create the Great Depression Graphic Organizer.
- Notes: The Causes of the Great Depression
- Activity: Analyzing the Great Depression
- Reflection Question: Who was the president at the start of the Great Depression? Based on what you know about his party's ideology at the time, predict how he responded to the crisis.