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Great Depression Constructed Response Worksheet

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    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  2

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  4 - 5

Use this nonfiction constructed response worksheet to teach your students about the Great Depression.

Worksheets on the Great Depression? We’ve Got You Covered! 

Need activities for the Great Depression?  We’ve put together a low-prep, no-prep worksheet activity to get your students on their way to understanding this historic event in American history.

Reading Passages for Social Studies Integration

This worksheet is a fun and engaging way for your students to learn about this historic event in American history. They will read an informational passage about various aspects of the Great Depression, then use what they learned to complete a R.A.C.E.S. constructed response graphic organizer. Finally, they’ll take what they’ve learned from that activity and use it to write a constructed response paragraph explaining the effects of the Great Depression on the American people.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Guided reading groups 
  • Lesson warm-up
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment
  • Whole-class review (via smartboard)

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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