The 1930s: The Depression: America’s Dark Age
The 1930s dawned under the gray, depressive cloud caused by the 1929 stock market crash, a cloud that was to linger most of the decade. This unit examines the years when there were 15 million unemployed Americans. It highlights such figures as John Dillinger, Herbert Hoover, Joe Louis, Franklin Roosevelt, Shirley Temple, and Dick Tracy — and such concerns as pushcart salesmen, fireside chats, NRA programs, radio broadcasts, bank robberies, and dust bowls. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring reproducible handouts, activities, exercises, vocabulary words, and other related materials. Recommended for grades 4-10. 18 minutes.