PBL - Creating Newspapers about the Great Depression. Topics include: Stock Market Crash, Dust Bowl, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, The New Deal MS. DIAZ/YEAGER CLASS CHOICE: You can do either a DIGITAL NEWSPAPER or a PHYSICAL NEWSPAPER Available Resources: Scroll Down to access websites for research and the Digital Newspaper Website. You may also use your Studies Weekly Newspapers to help you write your articles.
Guiding questions for your research:
STOCK MARKET PAPER:
What is the Stock Market?
How did Americans afford to invest in the Stock Market?
How did the Stock Market Crash impact America?
DUST BOWL PAPER:
How did over cropping the land lead to problems for farmers in the 1930s
How did weather impact farming and the agricultural economy of the Great Plains?
What was a result of the Dust Bowl?
Describe life on the plains during the Dust Bowl?
How did the Dust Bowl add to the problems of the Great Depression?
HERBERT HOOVER PAPER:
What was Hoover’s reaction and position to the bad economy of the late 1920s early 1930s?
How did Hoover’s leadership impact Americans?
Describe Hooverville’s and Shantytowns?
NEW DEAL PAPER:
What was the Civilian Conservation Corps? Purpose and how did it help the economy?
What was the Tennessee Valley Authority? Purpose and how did it help the economy?
What was the Works Progress Administration? Purpose and how did it help the economy?
What was the Social Security Administration? Purpose and who was it designed to help?
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT PAPER:
Why was FDR elected into the presidential office?
What steps did FDR take to help the American Economy Recover?
Discuss the purpose of FDRs NEW DEAL programs (do not have to go into detail – focus on organizations/programs to provide jobs that would also help the community, conserve the environment, and rebuild America)