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Ch 33: The Great Depression - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Review the history of the Great Depression and its impact on the people of the United States by studying this chapter. The information covered in these lessons will help equip you for the history content of the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

The Great Depression - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

In this chapter's video lessons, you can review many aspects of the Great Depression, including its causes, cultural impacts, and the different reactions by Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. You may be tested on these important facts pertaining to this time period in American history when you take the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam. These lessons will address the following:

  • Causes of the Great Depression
  • The Dust Bowl and cultural issues caused by the Great Depression
  • President Herbert Hoover's response to the depression
  • The First New Deal as led by President Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt's Second New Deal
  • American foreign policy until 1933

Not only will expert instructors teach you each lesson, you may also contact them should you have any questions. Be sure to take the interactive quizzes at the end of each lesson, as well, so you can both practice answering questions in a similar format to the actual test, and so you can gauge how well you grasp the information you've studied.

The Great Depression - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

The ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test is an essential step in the certification process for teachers who wish to lead middle school social science in Oregon. Half of the approximately 150 questions on the exam relate to history information, with the content centered on several different objectives. One of these objectives is the ability to demonstrate an understanding of major U.S. developments from 1929 to present-day, including an analysis of the Great Depression and how the government responded. This chapter's content will directly prepare you for potential exam questions. Using the self-assessments at the end of each lesson will help you practice answering history questions in a multiple-choice format, much like the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 33: The Great Depression - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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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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