LIfe during the Great Depression


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LIfe during the Great Depression

  1. 1. Today’s Objective We will be able to describe how the characteristics of the Great Depression were reflected in the art, music, film, and literature of the time.
  2. 2. • Today’s Agenda Bell Ringer: Primary Source Reading 17-1 • Anticipatory Set Brain Pop: The Great Depression • Review of Previous Learning What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929? • Group Discussion Great Depression vs. Today • Lesson Causes of the Great Depression • Product Bubble map
  4. 4. This Week in U.S. History •Wednesday, Nov. 20 Early Years of the Great Depression •Thursday, Nov. 21 The Dust Bowl •Friday, Nov. 22 Life During the Great Depression •Monday, Dec. 2 Gallery Walk • Tuesday, Dec. 3 Gallery Walk
  5. 5. GP Movie Club Thursday 3 p.m. Room 113 Next Week’s Movie: Of Mice and Men
  6. 6. Gopher Basketball Friday, 7:30, vs. Desoto Gopher Bowl
  7. 7. Unit 6 Study Guide due MONDAY, Dec. 2
  8. 8. GP1-RD2-CC Gilded Age Progressive Era Imperialism/World War I Roaring ’20s Depression World War II Cold War Civil Rights Movement
  9. 9. State Standards 16C (r): 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 European and Mexican heritage and others.
  10. 10. According to this map, which region of the U.S. suffered most directly from the Dust Bowl?
  11. 11. Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Dust Bowl? A.Farmers had plowed up grasses that had held the soil’s moisture B.A severe drought turned the soil into dust C.Cool temperatures made it difficult for farmers to grow anything D.Farmers exhausted the soil of its nutrients by over-farming
  12. 12. Many U.S. farmers from the Great Plains left their farms and migrated to California in the 1930s because of: A. the extremely high cost of new farm machinery B. federal and state assistance programs available to farmers in California C. drought and dust storms that destroyed their crops D. the availability of factory jobs in California
  13. 13. Bell Ringer Other than in a class, give three ways you learn about history.
  14. 14. Today’s Objective We will be able to describe how the characteristics of the Great Depression were reflected in the art, music, film, and literature of the time.
  15. 15. Life During the Depression By Brad Harris, Grand Prairie HS SE: 2B, 2C, 16C, 25A, 25B
  16. 16. Life during Depression The photography of Dorothea Lange recorded the misery of people during the
  17. 17. Life during Depression Lange’s photo series of a Migrant Mother is perhaps her most famous pictures
  18. 18. Life during Depressio n Books like John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath gave a vivid account of what life was like during the Great Depression
  19. 19. Depression literature, art Steinbeck’s book is the story of a family migrating from Oklahoma to California after losing their farm during the Dust
  20. 20. Depression literature Steinbeck also wrote the novel Of Mice and Men, which gave a depiction of two migrant farm workers during the Depression.
  21. 21. Migration from the Dust Bowl (4:17)
  22. 22. Depression literature, art Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic showed traditional American values, particularly those of rural Americans in the Midwest.
  23. 23. Hobos Many homeless people began to wander around the country, walking, hitchhiking or, most often, “riding the rails” (hopped on trains). These men who wandered the country were called “hobos”
  24. 24. Hobos It is estimated that about 2.5 million men abandoned their homes during the Great Depression and went on the road.
  25. 25. Children during Depression Children suffered terribly during the Depression
  26. 26. Children during Depression Sickness was a big problem during the Depression. Diseases such a rickets and scoliosis were common.
  27. 27. Children during Depression Many children during the Depression lacked basic necessities like proper shoes, clothing, and food
  28. 28. Children during Depression Many children ran away from home, hopping rides aboard freight trains.
  29. 29. Entertainment during Depression The movie The Wizard of Oz was not only one of the biggest movies of the ’30s, it was very symbolic of the times
  30. 30. Entertainment during Depression Listening to the radio was the most common form of entertainment during the
  31. 31. Al Jolson - Brother can you spare a Dime
  32. 32. Entertainment during Depression Going to dance halls and competing in dance marathons also were pastimes
  33. 33. Entertainment during the Depression (2:50)
  34. 34. COMING UP NEXT! FDR takes over
  35. 35. Today’s Objective We will be able to describe how the characteristics of the Great Depression were reflected in the art, music, film, and literature of the time.
  36. 36. Today’s Product I will write a write a poem, song, or letter reflecting what life was like during the Great Depression.