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The Great Depression Google Interactive Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Engage your students and help them discover what life was like during the Great Depression with a digital interactive notebook activity.

Teaching The Great Depression for Kids? We Can Help!

When most kids hear the word history, they start yawning. This is no fun for teachers who care about history and want to present it engagingly. We’re here to help you with our new, engaging digital interactive activity covering the Great Depression.

This Google Slides interactive activity is the perfect resource for engaging students and helping them demonstrate their understanding of the events during the Great Depression and the effects of the stock market crash on the United States.

Types of interactions included in your download are

  • Great Depression Vocabulary Matching 

  • Causes and Effects of the Great Depression Sort

  • Great Depression True or False

  • Great Depression Narrative Writing Activity – Diary Entry

  • Cause and Effect Relationships Sort

  • Alphabet Programs/New Deal Programs Matching Exercise

  • Great Depression Expository Writing – New Deal Newspaper Activity

With seven interactive activities embedded in the slides, students will have the opportunity to explore the Great Depression through a variety of engaging activities. These activities include drag-and-drop exercises, written responses, and writing prompts for students to interact with.

Let Us Write Those New Deal Lesson Plans for 5th Graders!

This digital activity was created to provide students with quality history activities, but we’ve taken teachers’ needs into consideration as well. We know it’s tough getting everything planned out ahead of time, and we are happy to help you fill in the blanks and take back your time.

This resource provides learning activities that will answer the following

  • What caused the Great Depression?
  • Who was President During the Great Depression?
  • What ended the Great Depression?
  • What was life like during the Great Depression?

This resource is available as an editable Google Slides file. Use the download button to download your new resource!

We recommend pairing this resource with our Great Depression Instructional Slide Deck.

This resource was created by Ali Endlich, a teacher in South Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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