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The Crash of 1929 - Primary Resources: Headlines

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Title:

The Crash of 1929 - Primary Resources: Headlines

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Type: Informational Material

Overview:

Throughout 1929 daily papers reported that the future looked bright for investors -- even after the devastating market crash in October. Learn more with these primary sources, from American Experience: "The Crash of 1929."

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9
World History: 1500 to the Present
13 ) Explain challenges of the post-World War I period.

Examples: 1920s cultural disillusionment, colonial rebellion and turmoil in Ireland and India, attempts to achieve political stability in Europe

•  Identifying causes of the Great Depression
•  Characterizing the global impact of the Great Depression
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History: 1500 to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify and analyze social, political, and economic changes in the world during the time period between World War I and World War II, including causes and impacts of the Great Depression.
  • Evaluate social, political, and economic changes in the world during the time period between World War I and World War II in order to determine long-term global impact.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Great Depression
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The challenges faced around the world after WWI.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Identify and analyze social and political changes using historical data.
  • Evaluate the impact of social and political changes using primary resources including text, visual and auditory arts, and maps.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were many global challenges in the world after World War I.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.9.13- Identify challenges in the United States after World War I.
SS.AAS.9.13a- Identify the causes and effects of the Great Depression including the stock market crash, collapse of farm economy, Dust Bowl, collapse of savings and loans banks, inflation, poverty, homelessness, soup kitchens, and unemployment.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 11
United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
6 ) Describe social and economic conditions from the 1920s through the Great Depression regarding factors leading to a deepening crisis, including the collapse of the farming economy and the stock market crash of 1929. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.d., A.1.f., A.1.i., A.1.j., A.1.k.]

•  Assessing effects of overproduction, stock market speculation, and restrictive monetary policies on the pending economic crisis
•  Describing the impact of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act on the global economy and the resulting worldwide depression
•  Identifying notable authors of the 1920s, including John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston (Alabama)
•  Analyzing the Great Depression for its impact on the American family
Examples: Bonus Army, Hoovervilles, Dust Bowl, Dorothea Lange

Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History II: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the social, political, and economic conditions that contributed to the Great Depression.
  • Identify and describe the effects of the Great Depression on American life and art.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assess
  • identify
  • analyze
  • Great Depression
  • stock market crash
  • overproduction
  • speculation
  • Smoot-Haley Tariff Act
  • John Steinbeck
  • William Faulkner
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Bonus Army
  • Hoovervilles
  • Dust Bowl
  • Dorothea Lange
  • Jim Crow
  • Japanese Internment
  • Southern Tenant Farmers' Union
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The social, political, and economic conditions from the 1920s through the Great Depression.
  • Social and political factors and policies that were influenced by and that contributed to the deepening crisis during the Great Depression.
  • Economic factors and policies that contributed to the beginning of the Great Depression and the deepening crisis as the Great Depression continued in the United States and globally, including the effects of overproduction, stock market speculation, restrictive monetary policies, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.
  • The ways authors' works during the Great Depression were influenced by and influenced the social, political, and economic realities of the time.
  • The impact of the Great Depression on class, region, race, and gender relations during the time period of the 1920s to the 1940s.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Analyze the social, political, and economic conditions of a specific historical period.
  • Determine and evaluate the factors that contributed to a specific historical period.
  • Evaluate works of art and literature from a specific time period in order to determine their impact.
  • Determine central ideas of primary and secondary sources.
  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were various political, social and economic conditions that contributed to the Great Depression.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.11.6- Define economic depression; recognize the general causes of the Great Depression including overproduction of crops, stock market crash; recognize the effects of the Great Depression including collapse of the farm economy, unemployment, bank failure, homelessness and soup kitchens.


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Author: Ginger Boyd