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The Great Depression. Classroom Based Assessment. Pg. 1: Economy/Background. Your economy paragraph should be finished from your time in pods. 6-10 sentences describing the economic causes (and effects) of the Great Depression Possible topics to discuss: Stock Market Crash Buying on credit

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The great depression

The Great

Depression

Classroom Based Assessment


Pg 1 economy background

Pg. 1: Economy/Background

  • Your economy paragraph should be finished from your time in pods.

  • 6-10 sentences describing the economic causes (and effects) of the Great Depression

  • Possible topics to discuss:

    • Stock Market Crash

    • Buying on credit

    • Depression cycle

    • Failure of banks


Economy paragraph outline

Economy Paragraph Outline

Write a complete (6-10 sentence) paragraph following this format:

Topic Sentence: Tells the overall BIG IDEA of this paragraph

Introduce: Tell one of the causes, in your own words

Evidence: 1 fact or statistic about this cause (cite)

Explain: 1-2 sentences explaining this fact in your own words

Introduce: Tell one of the causes, in your own words

Evidence: 1 fact or statistic about this cause (cite)

Explain: 1-2 sentences explaining this fact in your own words


Historical question

Historical Question

  • The Great Depression dramatically changed American politics, society, and culture. Which of these changes was the MOST important for Washingtonians?

  • This is your opinion, but you must back it up with facts from primary and secondary sources.


Take a position

Take a Position

  • Are you going to focus on SOCIAL, CULTURAL, or POLITICAL change? Choose one.

  • Look through all your notes on primary sources. Select THREE primary sources that will support your topic (social, cultural, or political).

  • Think about why the change (topic) you selected is the most important and how these sources show it.

Remember, a primary source was created AT THAT TIME!


Pg 2 position paragraph

Pg. 2: Position Paragraph

  • In this paragraph, you will identify your topic and explain why it is the most important change/result of the Great Depression.

  • Possible paragraph starters: The Great Depression’s most important effect on Washington was….

  • What reasons can convince others that the specific change you identified was the most important?


Position paragraph outline

Position Paragraph Outline

Write a complete (6-10 sentence) paragraph following this format:

Topic Sentence: The Great Depression’s most important effect on Washington was…

Identify some of the effects for your topic. Example:These social/cultural/political effects included…

Explain why these effects are so important. Example: The social/cultural/political effects are the most important because…

Give multiple, convincing, reasons!


Pg 3 primary source 1

Pg. 3 – Primary Source #1

Write a complete (6-10 sentence) paragraph following this format:

Topic Sentence: Identify your source

Describe: Briefly describe the source in a detailed sentence of your own words.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.


Pg 4 primary source 2

Pg. 4 – Primary Source #2

Write a complete (6-10 sentence) paragraph following this format:

Topic Sentence: Identify your source

Describe: Briefly describe the source in a detailed sentence of your own words.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.


Pg 5 primary source 3

Pg. 5 – Primary Source #3

Write a complete (6-10 sentence) paragraph following this format:

Topic Sentence: Identify your source

Describe: Briefly describe the source in a detailed sentence of your own words.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.

Evidence: Tell about one detail in the picture or quote one line of text.

Explain: In your own words, tell what this detail shows us about the cultural/social/political effects of the Depression.


Pg 6 then now

Pg. 6 – Then & Now

  • How does studying the Great Depression help us understand current events? Think about what is going on in the economy today…people losing jobs, losing their homes, children having to go without….


Compare contrast

Compare/Contrast

  • In a paragraph or two (6-10 sentences each), compare and contrast what you have learned about the Great Depression, FDR’s New Deal, and our current economic recession.

    • jobless rates

    • stock market

    • New Deal or American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

    • homeless rates


Pg 7 bibliography

Pg. 7 - Bibliography

  • On page seven, list (alphabetical order by author’s last name) your sources. You should list them all, even if you did not reference them in your flip book.


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