Ch 34: AEPA: The Great Depression

About This Chapter

These lessons will help you prepare for questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science certification exam about the causes of the Great Depression and the actions of presidents Hoover and Roosevelt to restore the American economy.

AEPA: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

Complete the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to review the events that caused the Great Depression and the steps taken to pull the economy out of it. Start by watching this series of engaging lesson videos, taught by our expert instructors, who will discuss these events and their impact on the nation. After these lessons, you should be prepared for questions on the AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam about the:

  • Wall Street Crash of 1929
  • Dust Bowl
  • Unemployment and cultural issues of the Great Depression
  • President Herbert Hoover's response to the Great Depression
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt's First and Second New Deal
  • FDR's foreign policy before World War II

These lesson videos are mobile device compatible so you can watch them whenever you're away from a computer. For more versatility, the quizzes that accompany these lessons can be printed off, allowing you to test your understanding of the material offline. When you find topics that you don't understand, be sure to return to the lesson videos to improve your mastery over them. Use video tags to make this second review efficient by skipping over the material you already know and only reviewing the material you don't.

AEPA: The Great Depression- Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades Social Science exam will test your mastery of the social sciences and is used as part of the Arizona licensure process for middle grades social science teachers. When you take this exam, you will be administered 150 multiple-choice questions in a 180-minute testing session. Expect about one-half of these questions to ask you about historical topics, including some on the events of the Great Depression. Use this chapter to help you review the causes of the Great Depression and the actions that were taken to revive the economy.

6 Lessons in Chapter 34: AEPA: The Great Depression
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The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

1. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes

October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.

America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

2. America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

The Great Depression was a period of economic hardship for a majority of Americans. Learn about the devastating conditions created by the Depression and the American response to the tragedy.

President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

3. President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression

During his tenure, President Herbert Hoover attempted to end the Great Depression. Learn about his various policies in dealing with the economic collapse and their overall impact on the Depression in this video lesson.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days

4. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days

President Franklin Roosevelt's first New Deal program represented an aggressive legislative campaign to relieve American suffering and end the Great Depression. Learn more about the first 100 days of the New Deal.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal

5. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal

President Franklin Roosevelt's second New Deal represented a more conservative approach to battling the Great Depression. Learn more about the program, including its legislation and legacy.

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

6. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy focused on moving the United States from isolation to intervention. Learn more about Roosevelt's foreign policy on the eve of the Second World War.

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