Through this exercise students will gain a broader sense of the Great
Depression. Rather than focusing solely on the economic downturn and
the hardships faced by the majority of citizens, the students will
focus their attention on the popular culture of the time. This will
help them view the 1930s from a different perspective than normal. By
researching a topic of interest and determining what their own emotions
would be we make the material relevant and interesting to the
students. We also develop good research techniques as well as practice
critical and persuasive rhetoric.
-The target learners for this exercise is 10-12 graders
-It covers :
1: History of the United States and New York
Students will use a variety of
intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes,
developments, and turning points in the history of the United States and New York.
-It also covers numerous standards in the new Common Core initiative