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    • Kids - The Great Depression Ages: 10 - 16During the 1930s, students from the Bronx's DeWitt Clinton High School documented their life and times. This feature includes 193 poems, articles, and short stories and 295 graphic. Find over 5000 Great Depression era images from the National Archives, the FDR Library and much more...Subjects: links, stock market crash, recession, depression, economic, The Great Depression, photo gallery, FDR Library, political, kids, history, WWIILocation: Nationwide

    • Ten Lessons For Teaching About The Great Depressionby Linda Starr Ages: 14+October 29 is the anniversary of "Black Tuesday" -- the day the stock market crashed in 1929, sending the United States and the world into a bleak era known as the Great Depression. You can help your students understand the causes and the effects of the Great Depression as well as the impact that event has on their lives today. Introduce them to the people who lived it with the following activities from Education World.Subjects: resource, links, great depression, 1930s, history, democracy, Stock Market Crash, writing, language arts, Canada, geography, art, math, prices, inflation, social studies, unit study Location: Nationwide

    • America's Great Depression: Causes and Cures Ages: 15+The Stock Market Crash in October of 1929 is often cited as the beginning of the Great Depression, but did it actually cause it? The answer is no. First, the stock price for a particular company merely reflects current information about the future income stream of that company. Thus, it is a change in available information that changes the stock price. When the Fed began to raise interest rates in early 1929, this began the tumble. Subjects: resource, history, hoarding money, The Stock Market Crash, causes, depression, Gold Standard, Smoot-Hawley Tariff, Federal Reserve Board, crash, boom, monetary restriction Location: Nationwide

    • Great Depression and the New Deal of the 1920's & 1930's History Guideby The Search Beat! Ages: 12+The Great Depression is the period of history that followed "Black Thursday", the stock market crash of Thursday, October 24, 1929. The events in the United States triggered a world-wide depression, which led to deflation and a great increase in unemployment. Many economists argue that the Great Depression was both caused and prolonged by government action.Subjects: resource, history, stock market crash, video, policies, world economy, tariffs, Herbert Hoover, banking system, collapse, The New Deal, federal interventionLocation: Nationwide

    • Riding the Railsby PBS Ages: 10+At the height of the Great Depression, more than a quarter million teenagers were living on the road in America, many criss-crossing the country by illegally hopping freight trains. This film tells the story of ten of these teenage hobos -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced -- all within the context of depression-era America.Subjects: resource, unemployment, railroad, Great Depression, teenagers, freight trains, movie, film, PBS, hobos, depression-era Location: Nationwide

    • Dear Mrs. Roosevelt Ages: 10 - 14Great Depression stories and lesson plans. During the Great Depression, thousands of young people wrote to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for help. They asked for clothing, money, and other forms of assistance. During her first year in the White House, Mrs. Roosevelt received 300,000 pieces of mail from adults and children. She continued to receive hundreds of thousands of letters in the years that followed. Subjects: resource, letters, Mrs. Roosevelt, children, unemployment, city, farm, homeless, nomads, travel, lesson plans, timeline

    • American Life Historiesby American Memory Ages: 14+The Library of Congress collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Typically 2,000-15,000 words in length, the documents consist of drafts and revisions, varying in form from narrative to dialogue to report to case history. The histories describe the informant's family education, income, occupation, political views, religion and mores, medical needs, diet and miscellaneous observations.Subjects: resource, Folklore Project, Federal Writers' Project, documents, history, drafts, education, income, occupation, political views, religion, medical needs, collectionLocation: Nationwide

    • Songs of the Great Depressionby Professor Catherine Lavender Ages: 10+We're in the money, we're in the money; We've got a lot of what it takes to get along! We're in the money, that sky is sunny, Old Man Depression you are through, you done us wrong. We never see a headline about breadlines today. And when we see the landlord we can look that guy right in the eye. We're in the money, come on, my honey, Let's lend it, spend it, send it rolling along!Subjects: resource, lyrics, songs, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime, Jay Gorney, Ray Henderson, Al Dubin, Harry WarrenLocation: Nationwide

    • Crashing Hopes: The Great Depressionby Stanley K. Schultz Ages: 14+The Great Depression hit farmers especially hard. Many had gone into debt to buy machinery and land, and now could not make their payments. Low crop prices wiped out potential profits. In addition to the usual challenges of agriculture, a great drought took place in 1931 and 1932 in the Midwest and the South and turned much of the trans-Mississippi West into a dust bowl. Subjects: lecture, resource, history, Great Depression, American History 102, Bull Market, General Motors, investment, profits, consumption, financial health, fiscal health Location: Nationwide

    • Great Myths of the Great Depression

    • Main Causes of the Great Depressionby Paul Alexander Gusmorino Ages: 14+The large and growing disparity of wealth between the well-to-do and the middle-income citizens made the U.S. economy unstable. For an economy to function properly, total demand must equal total supply. In an economy with such disparate distribution of income it is not assured that demand will always equal supply. Essentially what happened in the 1920's was that there was an oversupply of goods. Subjects: resource, surplus, economy, Calvin Coolidge, socioeconomic classes, unstable economy, automotive industry, urbanization, broadcasting, WWI, Europe Location: Nationwide

    • The Great Depression

    • An Outline of American History: The Great Depressionby University of Groningen Ages: 12+In October 1929 the stock market crashed, wiping out 40 percent of the paper values of common stock. Even after the stock market collapse, however, politicians and industry leaders continued to issue optimistic predictions for the nation's economy. Subjects: resource, outline, history, stock market crash, New York Stock Exchange, farm income, middle class, presidential campaign, economy, causes, life savingsLocation: Nationwide

    • The Great Crash and the Great Slump

    • African-American History

    • History: USA: 1930-1939by The World Wide Web Virtual Library Ages: 14+Though it is not the largest or most visible index of the web, WWW-VL is widely recognised, particularly by teachers and scholars, as offering the highest-quality web guides to many particular fields. It is our hope that WWW-VL as a whole will adopt the organization being developed by the History Network and become federal in structure with the History Network only one of a number of cooperating networks. Subjects: resource, links, great depression, US History, events, WWII, American culture, New Deal, Roosevelt, hard times, memories, dustbowl, unions, labor, frugality Location: Nationwide

    • New Deal Network

    • Roaring 20s and the Great Depression

    • Analyzing Project Proposals

    • Did Monetary Forces Cause The Great Depression

    • Effects of the Great Depression

    • Holocaust Museum shows Nazi effort to develop 'master race'

    • Modern History Sourcebook

    • The Gold Standard and the Great Depression  [Mackinac Center for Public Policy]