Lisa Quraish CIMT 543 Spring 2012Dr. Ziaeehezarjeribi
A Personal Approach to the Great Depression Children playing in the slums of New York. 1938
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
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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.
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
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 http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/er5.htm. Please request a printed copy, if interested.
Eagle, A. and Robbins, D. (1938). Children Playing [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://newdeal.feri.org/library/photo_details.cfm?PhotoID= 5961&ProjCatID=10503&CatID=26&subCatID=1107 Isenberg School of Management. (n.d.) Communication Resources: A Business Letter in Full Block Format. Retrieved from http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/businesscommunica 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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfY8kh5lUw&fea ture=related
New Deal Network. (2003). Dear Mrs. Roosevelt. Retrieved from http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/index.htm Roosevelt, Eleanor. (1933). I Want You to Write to Me. Women’s Home Companion, 60(4) Retrieved from http://newdeal.feri.org/er/er01.htm Scholastic. (n.d.) Business Letter Format. Retrieved from http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/format.pdf [Untitled image of FDR during a radio broadcast]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://revolutionsincommunication.wordpress.co m/table-of-contents/