The Great Depression Reading Activity Packet (SS5H3a)

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Your students will love learning about the Great Depression with this engaging, no prep reading activity! This is perfect for adding literacy to your social studies curriculum because it’s academically-aligned for ELA and for social studies. Plus, it’s so easy to use that you can even leave it for sub plans!

This resource includes five activity pages and their answer keys. The passage is written at a 5th grade reading level and is accompanied with eight multiple choice questions, one cause-and-effect graphic organizer, one constructed response, and one extended response question with key words. 

 The objective of this activity is for students to be able to explain how the Great Depression and the New Deal affected the lives of millions of people. More specifically, discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and Soup Kitchens.

This objective and resources aligns with Georgia Standards of Excellence, but can supplement many state standards. 

Resource Includes: 

• Passage (leveled for 5th grade) over The Great Depression and its effects on Americans

• Multiple Choice Questions (x8)

• Cause-and-Effect Graphic Organizer (x1)

• Constructed Response (x1)

• Extended Response with key words (x1)

• Answer Keys

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