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Children of the Great Depression Literature Study Guide
This is a 3 week Literature Study Guide created as a part of Illuminations Year 5. It would complement your study of All American History, Volume 2, which covers American history from 1820-2004.
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This 3-week Study Guide provides you with a Student Guide (12 pages) and an Answer Key (15 pages) which include the following activities:
- Discussion Generators
- Hands-On Activities
- Stock Market Chart
- Quote Journal
- 3-week Project
This study guide can also be found in Illuminations Year 5. It would complement your study of All American History, Volume 2, which covers American history from 1820-2004.
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Book description from Amazon.com:
“As he did for frontier children in his enormously popular Children of the Wild West, Russell Freedman illuminates the lives of the American children affected by the economic and social changes of the Great Depression. Middle-class urban youth, migrant farm laborers, boxcar kids, children whose families found themselves struggling for survival . . . all Depression-era young people faced challenges like unemployed and demoralized parents, inadequate food and shelter, schools they couldn’t attend because they had to go to work, schools that simply closed their doors. Even so, life had its bright spots—like favorite games and radio shows—and many young people remained upbeat and optimistic about the future.
Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and other firsthand accounts, and richly illustrated with classic archival photographs, this book by one of the most celebrated authors of nonfiction for children places the Great Depression in context and shows young readers its human face. Endnotes, selected bibliography, index.”
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Like Volume I in this series, All American History Volume II is designed to be engaging and is written in a comfortable style. Containing hundreds of pictures and dozens of maps, it is a complete year’s curriculum for grades 6-12 when used with the Student Activity Book and Teacher’s Guide. All three titles are included in this set.
Each week of learning includes a chapter from the Reader, maps, forms, and review questions in the Student Activity Book, and plenty of hands-on and further research ideas in the Teacher’s Guide (as well as great teaching tips, ANSWERS to everything, and a great book list!).