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Lesson one

Introduction of the Great Depression

(Monday 1
Week )

Objective: Students will become of familiar with the Great Depression. Students will
learn of the cause and effect of the Great Depression. Students will also analyze their
New Deal program.

Standards: Common Core Standards
Reading Standards for literacy in History/ Social Studies 6-12
1) Analyze in details a series of events described in text; determine weather earlier
events caused later ones or simple precede them.
2) Analyze how a text uses to structure to emphasize key points or advocate an
exploration or analysis.

Writing Standards for literacy in History/ Social, Science, and technical subject 6-12

2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events,
scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.

a. Introduce a topic and organize ideas, concepts, and information to make
important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings),
graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding

Technology standards:

1.Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop
innovative products and processes using technology.
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information
from a variety of sources and media.

Preparation: Teacher will make sure the Great Depression introduction video is set up.
Also have the classroom Google account ready with the questions for homework. Each
student will also have an assigned textbook. Prior to class meeting teacher will already
groups of four to five.

Material need for this lesson plan
Teachers introduction video
The Great Depression articles
Groups will be set up with New Deal program
History textbook
Keynotes presentation
App pages
Google search engine

Teacher preparation/instruction Students activities/ assignments
Step 1: Teacher will have a seating chart
of each group and the New Deal program
each group will work on. Teacher will
students set to each group before class.
Teacher will guide students to their tables.
This is where students will be seating for
the remainder of the unit plan.

1) Group 1 CCC Civilian
Conservation Corps
2) Group 2 the AAA Agriculture
Adjustment Act
3) Group 3 PWA Public Work
4) Group 4 NRA National Recovery
5) Group 5 WPA Workers Progress

Step 2: Teacher will show the Great
Depression introduction video. Teacher
will also give a small introduction of the
New Deal programs all five groups will be
working on using keynotes. Teacher will
give student her Google + account for the
class and email
Teacher will instruct students that they will
be send projects to her through email. The
Google+ account will have presentation
and up to date class activities.

Step 1: Students will sit and wait for
instruction from the teacher to wait to see
where they will sit for the remainder of this
project. They will move to the set table.

Step 2: Each student will take note of their
New Deal program their group is working
on. They will also add the teacher on their
Google + accounts and save teachers email.

Step 3: Students will read the article and
use Google to search for their New Deal
projects. Students will need four articles.

Step 4: Students will take home their
history book and read pages 472-475.
Students will download the Great
Depression question sheet and send it
through email to the teacher.
Step 3: Teacher will instruct students to
read the articles she has handed them.
Teacher will also have them search on
Google search engaging on their New Deal
Program. Teacher will instruct them to
download articles they find on their
program. They will need at least four

Step 4: Teacher will instruct students for
homework they will read pages 472-475
from their history textbooks. Teacher will
have sent students Great Depression
question sheet that they will work on. They
will email them the question sheet to
teachers email.

Rubric for Great Depression question sheet
1 2 3 4 5
three or less
questions and
two of them
have nothing
to do with
Questions are
related to the
answered four
of the question
and their
answers relate
to the Great
answered all
six questions.
Their answers
relate to the
Their answers
are well
thought out.
answered all
six questions.
Their answers
relate to the
They also use
details and
facts from the
book to back
up their


Great Depression Questions

1. What was the Great Depression?

2. What were some of the causes of the Great Depression?

3. What other events does the Great Depression remind you of?

4. What happened to the economy during the G.D.?

5. How were people affected?

6. How did Franklin Delano Roosevelt help?