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Learning Resource Type

Unit Plan

The Impact of the Great Depression on the Lives of Alabamians

Subject Area(s)

English Language Arts
Social Studies




The unit will incorporate research and investigation into the impact the 1920s and the Great Depression had on different socioeconomic groups in Alabama.  After exploring various texts related to the topic, students will determine the causes and effects of the Great Depression on the social, political, and economical impact on the lives of Alabamians.  As a culminating activity, students will write a five paragraph essay explaining their findings.

This unit was created as part of the ALEX Interdisciplinary Resource Development Summit.

    Content Standards
    Essential Question

    Unit Assessment

    Assessments Formative

    Preliminary Plans/Outlines/Prototypes, Rough Drafts, Practice Presentations, Notes

    Assessments Summative

    Written Product(s), with rubric, Other Product(s) or Performance(s), with rubric: