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Ch 17: The Great Depression (1929-1940): Homeschool Curriculum

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The Great Depression (1929-1940) unit of this AP U.S. History Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the events of the Great Depression. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP U.S. History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about factors that contributed to the Great Depression. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Great Depression. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about causes of the Great Depression or President Hoover's response to the Great Depression.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a U.S. history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Great Depression unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Great Depression (1929-1940) Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the Wall Street crash of 1929 and other factors that led to the Great Depression.
  • Examine the Dust Bowl, unemployment and social issues of the period.
  • Explain the first New Deal and the second New Deal.
  • Read about Depression-era programs that were developed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Assess President Roosevelt's foreign policies.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Great Depression (1929-1940): Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

The Legacy of the New Deal

6. The Legacy of the New Deal

In what was, until that time, one of the largest government spending projects in history, the New Deal drastically changed the American landscape. This lesson takes a look at the legacy of the programs of the New Deal.

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

7. 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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