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1930s Web Resources

1930s Web Resources

We Made Do: Recalling the Great Depression
An on-going project of the students in Mooresville High School in Mooresville, Indiana. The project’s focus is on the 1930’s, the era of the Great Depression. It contains oral histories, period photographs and e-mailed contributions of viewers who have taken time to share their memories of living in this period of economic upheaval.

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
This site contains multimedia collections of documents, photographs, sound, movies, and text from the Library of Congress Americana collections. Search for resources on the Great Depression.

Lesson Ideas for the Great Depression Gallery
The study of the Great Depression in Michigan provides lessons across the curriculum.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum: The Great Depression
A Gallery of words and pictures.

The Economic History of the Twentieth Century: The Great Crash and the Great Slump
In his analysis of the Depression, University of California at Berkeley associate professor of economics Brad De Long includes graphs depicting the economic history of the Depression years.

Causes of the Great Depression
This site contains a list of causes of the Great Depression from a history course at the University of San Diego.

America in the 1930s
This project, developed by the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia, allows visitors to view the 1930s through films, radio programs, literature, journalism, museums, exhibitions, architecture, art, and other forms of cultural expression. The site itself is best for students in high school and above; however, it contains excellent resources, such as audio of 1930s radio programs, that teachers can use with students of any age.

The New Deal Network
This educational Web site, sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College/Columbia University, provides lesson plans and an extensive list of
links to on-line resources.

A New Deal for the Arts
The art and photographs at this site were a result of the Federal government’s effort to provided work for jobless artists, promote American art and culture, and give more Americans access to the arts during the Great Depression. -->

Hard Times: Coping With Life During the Great Depression
Join an online project in which students interview individuals who remember life during the Great Depression (1929-1941). Students use supplied interview
questions, gather responses, and summarize data to reflect the life styles of people who lived during this time period.

Surviving the Dust Bowl
PBS introduces the Dust Bowl experience through well-chosen personal stories and poignant photographs. The site recounts one Kansas wheat farmer’s story of survival during the many immobilizing dust storms. It also includes a brief summary explaining how the government’s New Deal initiative was created to restore health to the country’s weak economy. The site’s brief time line section highlights the yearly events and tragedies of the 1930s, and its simple yet effective map illustrates the extent of the Dust Bowl across the plains. Younger students will learn about the prairie’s devastation and people’s desperation from the succinct text and carefully selected images.

Twelve Great Lessons for Teaching the Great Depression by Education World.

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