Before we jump into learning about the Great Depression, I want you to predict what you think the Great Depression is. In one paragraph I would like you to write your prediction about what you think this event is, and what occurred during this time period. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer. A prediction is expressing, an outcome in advance, without stating if it is right.
After making the prediction, you are going to read what The Great Depression was, how it started, and how it affected people. After reading this article you are to write a poem about either being an American who is living in the Great Depression, how Hoover felt loosing to Roosevelt in the election, or how Roosevelt felt winning the election.
Examples: YOU DONíT HAVE TO USE THESE EXAMPLES. THERE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU IF YOU NEED HELP.
The Diamante is a form similar to the Cinquain. The text forms the shape of a diamond.
Line 1: Noun or subject - one word
Line 2: Two Adjectives that describe line 1
Line 3: Three 'ing words that describe line 1
Line 4: Four nouns - the first two are connected with line 1; the last two are connected with line 7
Line 5: Three 'ing words that describe line 7
Line 6: Two adjectives that describe line 7
Line 7: Noun Synonym for the subject
Cinquains have five lines
Line 1: Title (noun) - 1 word
Line 2: Description - 2 words
Line 3: Action - 3 words
Line 4: Feeling (phrase) - 4 words
Line 5: Title (synonym for the title) - 1 word
In English, haiku is normally written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
Limericks consist of five lines. The rhyme scheme is aabba. In other words, Lines One, Two, and Five all rhyme with each other, and Lines Three and Four rhyme with each other (in some limericks, Lines One and Five end with the same word and rhyme with Line Two).
You are going to be learning about the lives that people had lived during the Great Depression. I have four articles. The first one educates you about how teens lived during this time period, and there is a video that you can watch as well. The second article informs you about how older people had lived during the Great Depression. The third article educates you about families that lived in Washington during the Great Depression.Then the last article tells you how people lived and the cost of items during a specific year in the Great Depression. After reading ALL four articles you are going to choose one of the articles, and create a poster. This poster is going to showcase the main points on how people lived in the article you chose. You can share with us the clothes they wore, food they ate, their transportation, etc. Put your creativity into this poster, because we will display them all over the room.
American teens: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/rails/
Older Americans: http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odssa.html
Washington Families: http://depts.washington.edu/depress/bellingham_families_depression.shtml
Year 1932: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1932.html
You are going to be reading two different articles. One article is stating how Herbert Hoover had a negative impact on the Great Depression. The second article is stating the positive impact Franklin Roosevelt had on the Great Depression. After reading about how one president turned around the Great Depression, and another let it go down hill. I want you to get your notepad and pencil out, because we are going to come up with questions to ask these presidents about their experience, or how they felt during this time period. You must come up with 5 questions to ask each president. Your questions canít consist of, were you excited because you won the election? These questions must be thoughtful, you can some how, some way incorporate what you have learned from the other articles in these questions to ask. For example you can ask Roosevelt,when you stepped into office what were your first thoughts taking over a country that is in a time of such a bad crisis.
Mrs. Roosevelt was a big part in the Great Depression. Many children had contacted her through letters about their situation, and had requests for help such as clothes, money, bicycles and other luxuries. I want you to read through How the depression Affected the Children, The Letters, and Mrs, Rooseveltís Response. I want you to think of a request that you would ask Mrs. Roosevelt during this time period, and write your own letter to her. I want you to put your emotions into this letter, as if you really lived during this time. I want heart and soul, so when I read it I can feel the emotions behind the words.
You are going to be reading a timeline, about other interesting facst, and events that had occurred during this time period. After reading this I want you to create a timeline about interesting facts and events that had happened in your life. You must at least 10 facts or events.