Ch 35: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Great Depression

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Short and engaging videos in this chapter can help you refresh your knowledge of the Great Depression. Use the lessons and self-assessment quizzes to simplify the process of studying for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Great Depression - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of the Great Depression by watching the video lessons in this chapter. You can get reacquainted with concepts you haven't studied in a while to ensure you're ready to tackle questions on the assessment related to:

  • Analyzing the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and other causes of the Great Depression
  • Describing the Dust Bowl, unemployment, cultural issues of the Great Depression and more
  • Explaining how the Great Depression relates to President Herbert Hoover
  • Detailing Franklin D. Roosevelt's first and second new deal
  • Understanding Roosevelt's foreign policy prior to World War II

Organize the lessons to tailor your studying experience. You can watch the videos in any sequence and as often as necessary, and access timelines that allow you to revisit specific topics within the lessons. If you're struggling with concepts, take advantage of easily identifiable vocabulary words highlighted in the videos.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): The Great Depression Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) assessment is required for educators who are interested in teaching the subject at the secondary level in Michigan schools. The test is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions, can be taken on paper or computer and requires a passing score of 220. This Great Depression chapter can help you prepare for one of seven subareas on the exam. You will learn about concepts covered in the U.S. history subarea, which constitutes approximately 18% of the total test.

Along with the video lessons, utilize other resources in this chapter. Take self-assessment quizzes that give you access to questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on the exam, and full video transcripts that allow you to review the lesson concepts in written form.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): 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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