Women During the Great Depression


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When did the Great Depression take place?

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1. Which incidents are associated with the Great Depression?

2. What percentage of women made up the U.S. workforce during the Great Depression?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While single women had started entering the workforce after World War I, the economic challenges of the Great Depression forced married women and mothers to find jobs to help support their families. This turning point in the lives and expectations of American women is the focus of this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet give you the chance to assess your knowledge on the following topics:

  • When the Great Depression occurred
  • The role of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Common occupations for women
  • Changes in the workforce

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge of important events that were factors in the Great Depression
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information about Eleanor Roosevelt's role in helping women during the Great Depression and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about women in the workforce during the Great Depression

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson entitled Women During the Great Depression. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • List some of the economic hardships for families during the Great Depression
  • Describe the economy's social and psychological toll on women and families
  • Understand how the Great Depression created opportunities for women