Week of November 30-December 4

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving celebration this past week!! Counting our blessings is a great way for our students to prepare for the next unit of study, The Great Depression.

Monday, November 30th
Introduction to Chapter 25, The Great Depression
Overview of entire chapter, all sections
Overview of the next three weeks of school, important dates, test dates, and 9-week exam dates
Define vocabulary Ch. 25, Section 1: stock exchange, on margin, default, relief, public works

Tuesday, December 1st
Chapter 25, Section 1 – The Great Depression
The students will discuss how the Great Depression plunged many Americans into poverty. The class will examine Herbert Hoover’s reaction to this national tragedy.
Guided Reading 25-1 in class
Define vocabulary Ch. 25, Section 2:
Hundred Days, New Deal, work relief, subsidy

Wednesday, December 2nd
Students will create a timeline of events preceding and during The Great Depression (collaborative groups). The students will complete a graphic organizer depicting the causes and effects of The Great Depression.
Using the food prices on pg. 727, students will create a grocery list of what you could buy on a budget of $3.00 per week. Students will also create a list of which of the same items you could buy today if you only had $3.00 a week to spend for food.

Thursday, December 3rd
Chapter 25, Section 2 – Roosevelt’s New Deal
The students will identify how President Roosevelt tried to restore the confidence of the American people.
Students will read an exerpt from one of President Roosevelt’s Fireside Chat’s

Friday, December 4th
The students will explore the programs that were created in Roosevelt’s first Hundred Days in office.
Chapter 25, Section 2, pg. 732
Class will describe and discuss each New Deal program created by the Roosevelt Administration; the cost and benefits of each program will also be examined.

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

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