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Great Depression PowerPoint

  1. 1. Lisa Quraish CIMT 543 Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi
  2. 2. A Personal Approach to the Great Depression Children playing in the slums of New York. 1938
  3. 3.  No sports equipment Radio as main form of entertainment Worked very dangerous jobs for low pay Had very few clothes, most hand-made Moved often. Could not afford a coke or soda, even at just $.05 a piece
  4. 4. “…I want you to tell me about Excerpt from: particular problems which 1.htm Originally printed inpuzzle or sadden you, but I also the Womans Home Companion 60 (Augustwant you to write me about what 1933): 4.has brought joy into your life…Iwant you to write to mefreely…Do not hesitate to writeto me even if your views clashwith what you believe to be myviews.”
  5. 5.  I will divide you into pairs. Recession? You will research using a picture book and a number of Internet resources. (See handout for specified resources) You are responsible for taking notes during your research. You are to reflect on ways the current economic recession has affected you or someone in your family. This should be done individually.
  6. 6. Next you will write a formal letter to First Lady Obama. You must write your letter in block format.In block format: All text is aligned left. There are no indentations at the beginning of paragraphs Text is single spaced with one space between paragraphs. Space is left between the closing (i.e.“Sincerely yours,”) and typed signature so that you can sign your name in ink. There are FIVE essential formatting elements
  7. 7. 1. Heading 2. Inside Address3. Salutation 4. Body5. Signature
  8. 8.  Robert Cohen, "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Cries for Help from the Depression Generation, and the American Youth Crisis of the 1930s". Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor and Franklin. New York: New American Library, 1971. Betty and Ernest Lindley, A New Deal for Youth: The Story of the National Youth Administration.. New York: Viking Press, 1938. Robert McElvaine, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983. Richard A. Reiman, The New Deal and American Youth: Ideas and Ideals in a Depression Decade. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992. Eleanor Roosevelt, "My Mail". An essay by Mrs. Roosevelt about the mail she received while in the White House and her procedures for handling it. David Tyack, Robert Lowe, and Elisabeth Hansford, Public Schools in Hard Times: The Great Depression and Recent Years. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984. T. H. Watkins, The Great Depression: America in the 1930s. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993. List provided by Please request a printed copy, if interested.
  9. 9.  Eagle, A. and Robbins, D. (1938). Children Playing [Photograph]. Retrieved from 5961&ProjCatID=10503&CatID=26&subCatID=1107 Isenberg School of Management. (n.d.) Communication Resources: A Business Letter in Full Block Format. Retrieved from tion/Our_Services/Student_Resources/Business_Letters/ The National Archives Southeast Region (Creators). usnationalarchives (Poster) (2009, June 15). Stories from the Great Depression [Video] Retrieved from ture=related
  10. 10.  New Deal Network. (2003). Dear Mrs. Roosevelt. Retrieved from Roosevelt, Eleanor. (1933). I Want You to Write to Me. Women’s Home Companion, 60(4) Retrieved from Scholastic. (n.d.) Business Letter Format. Retrieved from [Untitled image of FDR during a radio broadcast]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Retrieved from m/table-of-contents/