Groups that Students will be Placed in for This Assignment:
Group 1: Glady’s Priester
Group will create a poster board - Each student can get a total of 25 point and the whole project will equal out to 100.
Jaxson- What is the Great Depression and what are the causes of the Great Depression (List 4)?
Tommy- What is the last cause of the Great Depression and Explain the first two causes of the great depression briefly.
Cindy- Explain the remaining causes of the great depression(3) briefly and provide one picture that could describe the great depression and tell why.
Caitlyn- Provide a picture for each cause of the great depression.
Group 2: Janae Simpson
Each student will inspect various news stories on The Great Depression: Stock Market Crash in 1929. After, they will individually create their own headline and news story on the issue and events that happened during this time. Students should cite the sites at the bottom of their article and throughout the paper. Students should alslo have no less than 6 factual event and details in their paper.
Group 3: Katlyn Jordan
The students are divided into groups of four and each person will be responsible for finishing their assigned page for the power point. The group will be responsible for making a power point presentation that will be used to inform their classmates on the effect that the Great Depression had on the employment and economic institutions. Each student is in charge of answering the questions below:
Jacob (page 1): What is the domino effect? and how did it affect the great depression?
Andrew (page 2): In what ways did The Great Depression affect businesses?
Judy (page 3): How did the Great Depression affect people? and what did it make many people to have to do?
Samantha (page 4): How did the Great Depression affect people’s Confidence in banks? and how did this affect the banks?
*Students will be responsible for researching this
information using only the resources provided, no surfing the internet.*
Group 4: Carolynn Fisher
The students in this group will focus on the Dust Bowl. Each student in this group will be assigned one major effect of the Dust Bowl to research and then create either a poster board or Power Point presentation, which they will present as a group to the rest of the class.
As a Group:
First, as a group watch "History Brief: Black Blizzards."
After that, read about what is considered the worst dust storm during this period: Black Sunday.
Then, each student will complete their portion of the research and create a presentation. All students will present as a group.
Oliver: Immediate Effects – Daily Life During the Dust Bowl
Begin by watching a video about the every day problems people faced living through dust storms.
Then, read some first hand accounts of life during the Dust Bowl
*Once completed, create a visual poster board presentation of life on the Great Plains during the dust bowl from the perspective of a Dust Bowl survivor.
Hannah: Great Migration – Okies
First, watch the History Brief on Okies.
Then, read about how Californians responded to the migration of Okies and what the police did.
Finally, visit the Living History Farm online and read about the lives of these migrants.
*Once finished, create a posterboard highlighting various parts of life for Okies. Include song lyrics, photos, and testimony from migrants and California residents.
Tammy: The Government Response – The New Deal
First, watch this video to learn how the Dust Bowl catastrophe affected New Deal programs.
Finally, Visit this living history farm to explore the New Deal programs which aided farmers.
*Create a Power Point presentation to inform classmates about the governments response to the Dust Bowl. Be sure to include specific New Deal acts and what they accomplished.
Lilly: Environmental Impact – Desertification of the Great Plains and New Farming Practices
First, go here to learn how the Dust Bowl is considered the worst man made environmental disaster.
Then, read about the long term lessons learned from the Dust Bowl and how what we learned from the Dust Bowl affects farming today.
Finally, read this article and think about whether environmental disasters like the Dust Bowl could happen again.
*When finished, create a Power Point presentation to inform classmates about how the Dust Bowl was caused and what changes were made to farming and environmental care as an effect of the Dust Bowl.