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The Depression
Teacher Guide ~ Unit 6


Overview A
Day A1          Day A2

Day A3          Day A4
Project A  
Review A   Key
Validation of Learning A
Overview B

Day B1          Day B2

Day B3          Day B4
Project B      

Review B (Class
discussion needed for
Short Answer #5- 7)   

Validation of Learning B

Poems for Unit

Time:  2 Weeks         Themes:  Resourcefulness & Perseverance
  • The hard times of the 1930's.
  • The book of James and the Christian life in hard times and good times.
  • Pronouns
  • Explanatory writing
  • Create a newspaper of the times
Bulletin Board Ideas and Proverbs:
  • Brother, can you spare a dime? (A saying from the Depression era)
  • Luck is a dividend of sweat.  The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
  • A peacock today may be a feather duster tomorrow.
  • No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.
  • Perspective is everything:  To a worm, digging in the hard ground is more relaxing than going fishing.
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Project A - Someone who lived in the Depression Era for students to interview.
  • Project B - Popcorn; Scrabble and Monopoly games; listen to recordings of old radio programs, etc.