Roaring '20s & Great Depression Curriculum Unit

This item is a comprehensive CURRICULAR UNIT (GOOGLE version included!) about the Roaring '20s & Great Depression that integrates reading and literacy. There are 6 complete lessons included in this bundle PLUS supplemental activities. This unit includes about 6 weeks of materials.

THIS UNIT CAN BE USED AS A STAND ALONE CURRICULUM. This can be used as homeschool curriculum, too.

The 6 lessons included in this curriculum unit are:
Post WW1 Issues
Economic Boom of the 1920s
Culture of the '20s & '30s
Causes of the Great Depression
Life During the Great Depression
The New Deal

Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on GOOGLE slides, so you can easily assign to your students! The quizzes, unit test, and modified test are also available on GOOGLE Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test are also self-grading!

This unit includes:
• 6 PowerPoint presentations that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes

• 6 slotted notes pages so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentations (which includes carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the lessons) Editable slotted notes included!

• 6 informational reading passages about the 1920s & 1930s (note taking version of the informational passages is included for each one)

• 24 activities (4 per lesson) (key terms, dates & events, data analysis, significant people, political cartoon, literary works, and a literacy connection) Three of the four activities PER lesson have two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.

• 6 quizzes

• GOOGLE slides of all components
• 6 GOOGLE Form self-grading quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test

• 6 graphic organizers

73 vocabulary cards

6 primary source analysis

10 interactive notebook foldables

Simulation: Life of a Farmer

• editable study guide with answer key

• editable unit test with answer key

• editable modified test with answer key

• teacher's guide with suggested pacing map

answer keys

audio of each reading passage, quiz, and test

Specific reading skills in this unit are: relationships in a text/cause & effect; unknown words & phrases; citing textual evidence & making inferences; text structure; and central ideas & summary.

You will be easily integrating reading with your social studies content because the 6 graphic organizers focus on one specific reading skill per organizer, AND students will be analyzing primary documents. I have also included a RAFT task that culminates the simulation. RAFT stands for role, audience, format, and task. It helps give students an authentic writing scenario.

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Heather LeBlanc
Heather LeBlanc

Teaching Experience- 19 years

Education- Oglethorpe University BA Education; Walden University MEd Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment; ABD Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment; Gifted Endorsement; On-Line Teaching Endorsement; Administrative Leadership Certificate

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