Period 7: 1890-1945
Great DepressionComplete the following webquest:Great Depression Webquest:Please put your answers on the paper distributed in class or download from the related links section.
1. Investigating the Causes of the Depression
Go to http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression
1) When did the Great Depression begin? What event sparked it?
2) Locate November 1930 on the timeline: What did many Americans do to earn money during the depression?
3) Locate February and March 1931 on the timeline: What sort of actions were Americans demonstrations were Americans taking part in during the Great Depression? Why?
4) Find on the timeline when FDR was elected President of the United States. Who was FDR’s opponent and why didn’t Americans elect him instead?
2. Evidence of the Depression
Go to http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/photos# , click on the picture and view each picture in the slideshow along with their captions. Then answer the following questions:
5) Name 4 things people are waiting in line for:
6) Before the state and federal governments provided assistance, who was providing relief to Americans?
7) A subsistence level is the bare minimum of basic needs that a family requires to survive. What percentage of American families was living below this level?
3. Voices of the Depression
Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfY8kh5lUw&feature=related and watch selections from the video to answer the following questions.
Watch 11:20 to 12:30 of the video:
8) What happened to the narrator’s father’s job? How does he describe people’sclothing?
9) Describe the houses that some families lived in.
10) What were the homeless called?
11) What were these families and homeless people looking for?
Watch 10:21 – 11:00
12) What did children do if they wanted to play a game like baseball? Why?
13) Instead of buying food, what did the children in this particular story do?Why?
Go to: Teacher Resources - Feature - American Memory Timeline: Great Depression - For Teachers (Library of Congress)
Read the “Overview” and answer below:
14. How many Americans were unemployed during the worst part of theDepression? _________________
15. Explain one effect of the Depression in other parts of the world.
16. What finally brought an end to the Depression in the U.S.?
Go to: Dust Bowl
17. Explain what the Dust Bowl was and its two main causes.
18. Explain what the Dust Bowl caused people in that region to do.
Go to: Stock Market Crash
19. Explain what happened with the stock market and banks to cause the Great Depression:
Go to: 1930's
20. What was the price of a man's shirt in the 1930's?
21. What is it now?
Go to: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal - For Teachers (Library of Congress)
22. Explain what President Franklin Roosevelt did to restructure America during the Depression. Include an explanation of the New Deal in youranswer.
Go to: http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1642.html
23. What were Hoovervilles and why were they called that?
View this video about photography during the Great Depression.
24. What is the feeling you get of life in 1930's America?
This photo was taken by Dorothea Lange
25. Why do you think this photo is the MOST famous photo of the Depression?
Go to: Manufacturing Memory: American Popular Music in the 1930's
26. Name the title of a famous song.
Go to: Digital History
27. Read at least two or more of the letters from children to the White House. What can be learned from these types of resources?"Roaring" TwentiesProgressive Movement Activities***credit for this project is to Mrs. Krall at Spring Grove Area Schools in PennsylvaniaActivty I: Go to the Following website and answer the following questions in complete sentences.The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (site that explains primary sources from museum in New York City)Short Video about the fire Here*Questions can be found in the Google Docs folder or word document in "related files"1. Give four examples of the working conditions of the factory2. How did the fire break out?3. How many people died? Number of women? Number of men?4. What was the city’s reaction to the fire?5. What reforms were called for?6. What happened to the factory owners?7. Summarize three examples of personal accounts of those who survived the fire.Activity II: Progressive Reforms.1. Fill out your graphic organizer identifying issues and reforms of the progressive era. Chart was distributed in class or you can download a copy at the bottom of the page.*The list of reforms can be found on the Progressive Era PowerPoint (link located at the bottom of the page.)Activity III: Civil Rights1. Read the History of the Suffrage Movement on this link and answer the following questions.2. Read about Civil Rights Leaders WEB Dubois, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvey. Biographies are here. This link will take you to their own words here.*Please fill out the following venn diagram distributed in class or you can download a copy at the bottom of the page.Activity IV: ImmigrationRead and complete questions regarding immigration distributed in class or you can download a copy at the bottom of the page.Check out the following links on Ellis Island and Angel IslandActivity V: Progressive PresidentsWith your notes and textbook, fill out this graphic organizer distributed in class or you can download a copy at the bottom of the page.Crash Course Videos for Period 7