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The Great Depression

Grade 5

theme a lesson learned by one or more characters (a universal truth)
Stock Market Crash of 1929 This happened Tuesday, October 29, 1929. It was known as Black Tuesday.
Herbert Hoover The US President at the beginning of the Great Depression.
soup kitchens places where free food is served to those who are homeless or poor.
The Great Depression A period in US history of economic hardship.
Franklin Roosevelt The US President who helped the US get out of the Depression with his New Deal.
The Dust Bowl The prairie states in the mid-west that experienced a severe drought which brought about dust storms. The worst was called Black Sunday.
Duke Ellington pianist and bandleader who created the big band jazz concept
Margaret Mitchell author who wrote the book, Gone With the Wind
The Federal Arts Projects (FAP) government sponsored arts program created in 1935 to provide work relief for artists
Jesse Owens Olympic runner who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
Created by: mochateacher