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Unit 5: Crisis and Change

Lesson E: Economic Depression and Political Collapse

Opening: Economic Principles and their Relevance to Citizens

This photograph is synonymous with poverty, and it is one of the most iconic images in the world. It represents both the Great Depression and the additional devastation of the Dust Bowl in the United States.

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Migrant Mother [1]

In this activity, you will review and learn about economic principles and the relationship between the actions of governments, businesses, and individuals, and how the decisions made can lead to or aggravate economic problems.

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Presentation Activity - Economic Principles Behind the Great Depression and Their Relevance to Citizens

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When you are ready, select the play button to learn about Economic Principles Behind the Great Depression and Their Relevance to Citizens.

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Interactive Icon Directions: Read each description and then drag the correct term next to it. Use the buttons provided to check the latest move or, when you are done, check the whole question. Print out a copy of the correct answers to add to your notebook. These concepts will be important for understanding the discussion of the economic and personal implications of the Great Depression presented in this lesson.


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[1] Source: This image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lange-MigrantMother02.jpg is in the public domain.