Great Depression

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Social Studies
American History

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Great Depression

Using the Great Depression as a backdrop, this presentation will illustrate Service Learning as a means to satisfy BOTH state content standards and common core standards. The social and economic upheaval during the 1930's is a perfect topic to better understand the real world struggles going on today. Similarly, allowing students hands on civic experience will provide them insight into how citizens during the Great Depression lived. The two lessons are mutually beneficial to one-another.

Civic Action Projects1. Issues of interest 2. How politics work3. Spices up dry topics4. Policymaking5. Persuading6. Law7. Creating Change

Civic action projects allow students a chance to apply their social studies education to real world issues. Students utilize 21st century learning skills such as: organization, collaboration, problem solving, presentation, and using technology, as well as reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Why Incorporate Service Learning?

How did America get out of the Great Depression in the 1940's? How have we recoverd from a similar stock market crash just a decade ago? Who took action to save us from economic depression in the 1930's? in 2008?

The Great Depression

California Content Standard11.6 - Students analyze the different explanations for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

Common Core Standards

RH 11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.WHST 11-12.7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self- generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.SL 11-12.4a: Plan and present an argument that: supports a precise claim; provides a logical sequence for claims, counterclaims, and evidence; uses rhetorical devices to support assertions (e.g., analogy, appeal to logic through reasoning, appeal to emotion or ethical belief); uses varied syntax to link major sections of the presentation to create cohesion and clarity; and provides a concluding statement that supports the argument presented. (11th or 12th grade) CA


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