Unit: 1929 - 1945: The Great Depression and World War II

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Unit Description

The following unit delves into two of the largest theoretical (the stock market crash of 1929) and the literal (World War II) crashes of the 20th century. The unit explores the causes and effects of the Great Depression and World War II, and how these two major global events relate.

Lessons

The Banking System before the Great Depression Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the over value of companies and the flow of money led to the collapse of the stock market.

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Conditions during the Great Depression Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe what America was like during the Great Depression.

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The Dust Bowl Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe what affect the stock market crash had on Farmers. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe how devastating the Dust Bowl was for farmers

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Great Depression Exam I Resources: 3

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of the causes and effects of the Great Depression of the early 20th Century in the form of a written exam.

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'Escapism' during the Great Depression Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of the causes and effects of the Great Depression of the early 20th Century.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rise to Power Resources: 9

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain why Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in 1932. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain the political and policy differences between Roosevelt and Hoover.

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The New Deal I Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain the ideas of the New Deal. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe and identify the purpose of the TVA, CCC, and WPA

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The New Deal II Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of the New Deal and its affect on Americans. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT create their own New Deal program similar to the WPA, TVA, or CCC.

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Great Depression Exam II Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of the New Deal and its affect on Americans through a written exam.

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The Start of World War II Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the depression in Europe and Asia led to German and Japanese aggression. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how Japanese and European aggression led to the start of World War II. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to identify the two sides of World War II

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Pearl Harbor Resources: 4

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT evaluate the opportunity costs associated with the U.S. joining World War II before the attacks at Pearl Harbor. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the events of Pearl Harbor and how it led to the U.S. entering the war on the Allied Power side.

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African Americans, the Homefront, and Women during World War II Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain the changing role of women, African Americans, and the media during World War II. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT explain how the Great Depression ended.

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World War II Exam I Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge about the start of World War II, and the cultural changes of the time.

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World War II Pacific Theater Resources: 6

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the major battles of the Pacific theater during World War II.

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World War II European Theater Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the major battles of the European theater during World War II.

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The Holocaust Resources: 4

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe the timeline and events of the Holocaust during World War II.

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End of World War II Resources: 7

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT describe how the war ended in both the European and Pacific theaters of war. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT evaluate the Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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World War II Exam II Resources: 4

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of World War II in a written exam.

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Unit Resources

PowerPoint - Lesson 6 - Franklin D Roosevelt's Rise to Power - Great Depression and World War II Unit   Smart Board
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PowerPoint - Lesson 12 - Africans Americans the Homefront and Women during World War II - Great Depression and World War II Unit   Smart Board
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PowerPoint - Lesson 17 - End of World War II - Great Depression and World War II Unit   Smart Board
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