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Ch 51: MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Great Depression

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Review the content of this chapter to learn more about the Great Depression. Studying these lessons will help you prepare questions that may be asked on the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

This chapter tells the story of the Great Depression, its impact on America, and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to the crisis. Use these lessons to study this American time period to prepare for any pertinent questions on the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • The First and Second New Deals
  • American foreign policy under Roosevelt

To best utilize these lessons in your studies, watch the brief videos while following along with the full transcripts provided. As you view the lessons, pay attention to the highlighted terms as they are significant vocabulary words that you may benefit from knowing. Also be sure to take the short multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson to ascertain how well you comprehend the information presented.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: The Great Depression Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Humanities exam is meant to determine how well you understand information that may be taught in a middle school humanities course. The test is comprised of multiple-choice questions pertaining to four categories and two essays. On the test, 30-32 of the 100 multiple-choice questions and one of the essays relate to history-based topics.

The lessons provided in this chapter discuss the Great Depression, which is a significant subject that falls within two objectives of the exam, both to understand world-changing events and developments in the United States after 1877. Through reviewing these video lessons and taking the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each, your knowledge of this topic will be strengthened, and you will be more adequately prepared for any questions relating to the Great Depression or Franklin D. Roosevelt's actions during this time period. Taking the quizzes will also enable you to practice answering questions on this subject in a multiple-choice format as is required on the test.

5 Lessons in Chapter 51: MTEL Middle School Humanities: 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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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