Presentation on theme: "EFFECTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION Learning Targets Students will review and explain the causes of the Great Depression Students will predict the effect."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Targets Students will review and explain the causes of the Great Depression Students will predict the effect of the Great Depression on the United States Students will understand the effects of the Great Depression and generate solutions Students will analyze the effects of the Great Depression through a primary source
Causes of the Great Depression: Review Watch video clip and review notes from Monday Close your notes. On your whiteboard, list as many causes of the Great Depression as you can remember. Discuss as a class.
Predict the Effects of the Great Depression As a table, discuss the possible effects a Great Depression would have on the United States. Using one whiteboard, predict the effects of the Great Depression. Share with the large group.
A. Economic Effects: 1. Lost confidence in economy 2. Businesses reduced production or closed
3. Unemployment at peak, 25% unemployed Soup kitchens and bread lines
Unemployed gather in Chicago Unemployed line up outside of the TN state employment office
4. Banks closed 4,000 during 1933 alone Americans waiting to take savings out of bank after the Stock Market Crash.
5. Reduced purchasing power 6. Created a continuing cycle of depression Businesses closed/reduced production People laid off or fired People couldn ’ t buy goods or food No demand for goods Less productivity People lost savings Banks closed
B. Human Effects: 1. Eviction Homeless, evicted woman on streets of Chicago after losing her house
2. Farms and houses foreclosed Auctions were common as more Farmers lost their farms.
3. “Hoovervilles” – camps for homeless (blamed President Herbert Hoover) “ Hooverville ” on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.
4. Migratory workers – people move for work “ Oakies ” and others pack up belongings to move for work.
Dorothea Lange ’ s famous photo of migratory workers in the Salinas Valley in CA
Dorothea Lange Photographs 1. Study the photographs taken by Dorothea Lange. 2. In your notebook, write a story about the people in the photos. Consider: a. Who are the people? b. What are their circumstances? c. What are their hopes, dreams and frustrations? d. What is the future for these people?
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