The Great Depression for Kids

The Great Depression for Kids

Author: Cheryl Mullenbach

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781613730546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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American history before and after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 Providing a balanced, realistic picture of a time rife with hardships, The Great Depression for Kids brings the era and key concepts to life. Kids learn about the harsh realities that most Americans could not escape, such as massive unemployment, natural disasters, and economic collapse. They also learn that the 1930s were a time when neighbors helped neighbors; sports figures behaved admirably; and an army of young men rebuilt the nation's forests, roads, and parks. Librarians delivered books on horseback, a curly-haired child star charmed moviegoers to "stand up and cheer" in the darkest of days, and a little African American girl became the first of her race to participate in the National Spelling Bee. Beginning with an in-depth look at the 1920s, the book builds readers' background knowledge to help set the stage for the decline of the economy over the next decade. Twenty-one crosscurricular activities help kids learn how to research, buy, and sell stocks; use scientific methods to conduct a survey, re-create Depression glassware; and much more.
Good Times in the Depression
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Loren Robinson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-21 - Publisher: Author House

This story is a book of fiction, based on the activities of a group of boys growing up in a small town during the Depression. However, most of the actions are true, based on actual boys who lived this experience. It was a time of innocence and learning the secrets
Doing Time in the Depression
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Ethan Blue
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-22 - Publisher: NYU Press

As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat.Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around
The Making of the United Kingdom and Black Peoples of the Americas
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Fiona Reynoldson, David Taylor
Categories: African Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Heinemann

"Living Through History" is a complete Key Stage 3 course which brings out the exciting events in history. The course is available in two different editions, Core and Foundation. Every Core title in the series has a parallel Foundation edition, and both are supported by teachers' packs.
Black Peoples of the Americas
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: Fiona Reynoldson, David A. Taylor
Categories: Afro-Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Heinemann

"Living Through History" is a complete Key Stage 3 course which brings out the exciting events in history. The course is available in two different editions, Core and Foundation. Every Core title in the series has a parallel Foundation edition, and both are supported by teachers' packs.
Coping with Aging
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard S. Lazarus, Bernice N. Lazarus
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-19 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Coping with Aging is the final project of the late Richard S. Lazarus, the man whose landmark book Emotion and Adaptation put the study of emotion in play in the field of psychology. In this volume, Lazarus examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than