Use this nonfiction printable mini book and cloze guided notes sheet to teach your students about the Great Depression.
Teaching the Great Depression? We’ve Got You Covered!
Need activities for the Great Depression? We’ve put together a low-prep, no-prep mini book and note-taking organizer to get your students on their way to understanding this historic event in American history.
Print Your Own Great Depression Books for Kids
This mini book is a fun and engaging way for your students to learn about this historic event in American history. This book is written at an elementary level and guides students through the landmark event using text, real-world images, and intermittent comprehension checks within the book. This booklet covers concepts including
- The Stock Market Crash
- Failing Banks – & Bank Runs
- The Dust Bowl
- Soup Kitchens
- The New Deal,
- Alphabet Agencies,
- Social Security.
Since the Great Depression is a content-heavy topic for your fourth and fifth graders, we’ve also included a Cloze-type guided note-taking graphic organizer for your students to summarize and note important information.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this mini book 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
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Make sure to check out our variety of other American History resources.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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