Lesson Plan

Great Depression Assessment

Ss will work together to create projects that demonstrate learning about the Great Depression.
Noah M.
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to...explain how the Great Depression affected the American people and the change of role of government.  

English Language Arts
forming arguments
poetry and spoken word
reading comprehension
Social Studies
civic engagement
social justice
power structures
the economy
Grades 7 - 8
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1 hook

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Present the slide show to the class and ask for comments/observations/interpretations.  

Student Instructions

students are to create a list of observations and adjectives to support observations.

2 direct instruction

Activity: Presenting

Explain the three groups to students, (artists, economics and musicians) providing clear expectations for each group.  

Student Instructions

begin brainstorming ideas

3 independent practice

Activity: Creating

allow students 2-3 class periods to create their group project.  Supplies should be readily available.  

Student Instructions

Group Creations

4 wrap-up

Activity: Assessing

Evaluate group project.

Student Instructions

Students evaluate collaborative effort of group members.