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Activity Overview


After understanding the factors that led to the 1920s economic boom, students will start to see the reasons the economy crashed. They will further this observation by outlining the causes and effects of the Great Depression. A T-Chart is a great way to organize this information, since it provides students with a side-by side comparison of the major economic downfall and the resulting effects. In this activity, students will connect these events, including visuals for additional comprehension.

Students should select several major causes of the Great Depression, including but not limited to:

  • Stock Market Crash of 1929
  • Cuts in Production
  • Mass Consumerism
  • Bank Failures
  • Consumer Borrowing
  • Rise of Unemployment.

Extended Activity

Have students identify the causes and effects of the “Great Recession” of 2008. Students should examine what caused this economic recession, including unemployment, corporate bailouts, toxic financial assets, and a damaged stock market. Connections to today’s economy are imperative and readily apparent when looking at and learning from the Great Depression.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard examining events that caused the Great Depression and the effects of those events.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the first column, identify the different causes of the Great Depression and describe them.
  3. In the second column, identify and describe the effects of the events in the first column.
  4. Create illustrations for each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and exit when you're done.

Lesson Plan Reference


Rubric

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Cause and Effect T-Chart
Create a T-Chart storyboard that shows cause and effect relationships in the story. Each cause and effect pair will be shown in the same row.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Cause
All events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes. These events are why something else happened.
Most events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes or why something else happened.
Few or no events on the left side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as causes or why something else happened.
Effect
All events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects. These events are direct results of something else.
Most events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects or direct results of something else.
Few or no events on the right side of the T-Chart are correctly identified as effects or direct results of something else.
Images
Images clearly show the events in the story that have been identified as causes and effects.
Images show events from the story, but not all images match the cause and effect events.
Images do not represent the story or are missing.
Cause and Effect Relationship
All rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.
Most rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.
Few or no rows correctly show cause events in the story having a direct effect on the effect events.


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