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The Great Depression - Instructional Slide Deck

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 an engaging instructional slide deck.

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 teaching materials covering the Great Depression.

This Google Slides teaching presentation is the perfect resource for engaging students and developing their understanding of the events during WWII and the Great Depression and the effects of the stock market crash on the United States.

With various slide layouts, interactive features, and collaborative learning opportunities, students can explore, discuss, and understand more about the Great Depression than ever before.

This slide deck features teachable moments on the following topics

  • The Stock Market Crash 

  • Failing Banks – & Bank Runs

  • The Dust Bowl

  • Soup Kitchens

  • Hoovervilles

  • The New Deal

  • Alphabet Agencies

  • Social Security

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

This digital resource was created to provide students with quality history materials, but we’ve also considered teachers’ needs. 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 an instructional slide deck to help you fill in the following history curriculum essential questions. 

  • 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?
  • And more!

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 Digital Interactive Notebook and Task Card Set.

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


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