Unit #6 - The Great Depression
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Semester TEST
Review & Prepare for Semester TEST
Monday, Dec. 2
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Thursday, Dec. 5
Friday, Dec. 6
Monday, Dec. 9
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Thursday, Dec. 12
Friday, Dec. 13
These two days will be used
to review the information
and skills presented in this
semester and  measure the
objectives learned.
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Daily Activities
Day/Date
Assignments
Monday, Dec. 16
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Thursday, Dec. 19
Friday, Dec. 20
Unit #6 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Unit #6/Six Weeks TEST
Review & Prepare for Unit TEST
These three days will
be used to review the
information and
skills presented in
this unit and
measure the
objectives learned.
Work Day - No Classes
Unit Objectives
Unit Objectives
Unit #6 - The Great Depression
(2) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in U.S. history from 1877 to the present. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the major eras in U.S. history from 1877 to the present and describe their defining characteristics;
    (B) explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish American War), 1914-1918 (World War I), 1929
           (the Great Depression begins), 19391945 (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968 (Martin Luther King Jr. assassination),
           1969 (U.S. lands on the moon), 1991 (Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade Center and the Pentagon), and 2008
           (election of first black president, Barack Obama).
(12) Geography. The student understands the impact of geographic factors on major events. The student is expected to ;
    (A) analyze the impact of physical and human geographic factors on the Klondike Gold Rush, the Panama Canal, the Dust Bowl, and the levee
           failure in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
(13) Geography. The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society. The student is expected to:
    (A) analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from migration within the United States, including western expansion,
           rural to urban, the Great Migration, and the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt;
(14) Geography. The student understands the relationship between population growth and the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    (A) identify the effects of population growth and distribution on the physical environment;
(16) Economics. The student understands significant economic developments between World War I and World War II. The student is expected to:
    (B) identify the causes of the Great Depression, including the impact of tariffs on world trade, stock market speculation, bank failures, and the monetary
           policy of the Federal Reserve System;
    (C) analyze the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy and society such as widespread unemployment and deportation and repatriation of
           people of Mexican heritage;
    (D) compare the New Deal policies and its opponents' approaches to resolving the economic effects of the Great Depression; and
    (E) describe how various New Deal agencies and programs, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange
           Commission, and the Social Security Administration, continue to affect the lives of U.S. citizens.
(18) Government. The student understands changes over time in the role of government. The student is expected to:
    (A) evaluate the impact of New Deal legislation on the historical roles of state and federal government;
    (B) explain constitutional issues raised by federal government policy changes during times of significant events, including World War I, the
           Great Depression, World War II, the 1960s, and September 11, 2001;
(19) Government. The student understands the changing relationships among the three branches of the federal government.
The student is expected to:
    (B) evaluate the impact of relationships among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's
           attempt to increase the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices and the presidential election of 2000.
(24) Culture. The student understands the relationship between the arts and the times during which they were created. The student is expected to:
    (A) describe how the characteristics and issues in U.S. history have been reflected in various genres of art, music, film, and literature;
In this unit, the class will examine the causes and effects of the Great Depression.  
Students will evaluate the policies of presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin
Roosevelt.  They will analyze the effectiveness of the New Deal and its programs.  The
class will learn how the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Dust Bowl contributed to
the Great Depression.  Students will examine the effects of overproduction, easy credit,
and high unemployment on American society in the 1930s.  They will also study the
increased government involvement in the economy, and its effects.  The class will also
learn about the effects of the Great Depression worldwide.
DBQ: The Dust Bowl
The Market Crash
The Dust Bowl
Hoover and the Depression
FDR and the New Deal
The New Deal Politics
DBQ: The Dust Bowl Essay
Reading: Ch 17-1
Reading: Ch 18-3/4
Reading: Ch 18-1/2
Reading: Ch 17-3
Reading: Ch 17-2
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Reading Review
Semester TEST
FDR Speech - "Fear"
The Dust Bowl
Causes of the Great Depression
New Deal Programs
America: The Story of Us
Dust Bowl
America: The Story of Us
Run on the Banks
DBQ: The New Deal
DBQ: The New Deal Essay
Making Connections
Study Guide
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
End of Semester
Homework, Enrichment, and Alternate Assignments
Problems of
the Depression
Hoover and FDR
Hoover and
the Depression
Read: Chapter 9-1
Causes of  Depression
Read: Chapter 9-2
Life During Depression
Read: Chapter 9-3
Hoover's Response
Read: Chapter 10-1
The First New Deal
Read: Chapter 10-2
The Second New Deal
Read: Chapter 10-3
New Deal Coalition
PowerPoint
Mapskills
Writing
Video
Visually Based
Question
Test
Class/Group
Activity
Graphic
Organizer
Reading
Primary
Sources
Research
Notes
Review
Quiz
Document Based
Question
TRS
Early Release
America in Color: The 1930s