Oklahoma State OAS Standards: (Content)
Standard 3: The student will analyze the cycles of boom and bust of the 1920s on the transformation of American government, the economy, and society.
3.2. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze the effects of the destabilization of the American economy.
A. Identify causes contributing to an unstable economy including the overproduction of agriculture products, greater speculation and buying on margin in the Stock Market, and the government’s laissez-faire policy.
B. Examine the role of the Stock Market Crash and bank failures in weakening both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors of the economy leading to the Great Depression.
C. Analyze how President Herbert Hoover’s financial policies and massive unemployment as exemplified by the Bonus Army March and Hoovervilles impacted the presidential election of 1932.
D. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to compare points of view regarding the economic and social impact of the Great Depression on individuals, families, and the nation.
C. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to summarize the causes and impact of the Dust Bowl including the government’s responses.
3.3. Analyze the impact of the New Deal in transforming the federal government’s (expanding) role in domestic economic policies.
A. Assess changing viewpoints regarding the expanding role of government as expressed in President Franklin Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address and the Four Freedoms speech.
B. Examine how national policies addressed the economic crisis including deficit spending, Roosevelt’s court packing plan, and the new federal agencies of the Social Security Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Works Progress Administration, and Tennessee Valley Authority.
OAS Social Studies Process Skills
Standard 1: Reading Skills.
The student will develop and demonstrate social studies reading skills.
1.. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of sources.
2. Determine the central ideas of a primary or secondary source.
3. Analyze in detail a series of events; determining cause and effect.
4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
5. Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points.
6. Compare the point of view of two or more authors.
7. Integrate quantitative analysis (e.g., charts, research data).
8. Assess the extent to which evidence supports the author’s claims.
9.Compare several primary and secondary sources on the same topic.
Standard 2: Writing Skills.
The student will develop social studies writing skills.
1. Write informative and argumentative essays focused on content.
2. Produce clear writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to purpose.
3. Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, and rewriting.
4. Use technology to produce and publish writing products.
5. Conduct short and sustained research projects to answer a question.
6. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
7. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis.
8. Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of purposes.
court injunction, s
distribution of wealth,
Depression Venn Diagram
Dust Bowl Diaries
Decade of Democrats map
Depression Business Charts
Depression Employment Charts
Four Freedom speech analysis
Great Depression Read Historian
Gr. Depression Takes Tolls
Gr. Depression Causes debate
Gr. Depression Effects DBQ
Gr. Depression Policy DBQ
Gr. Depression Views
Measuring Gr. Depression
Stock Mkt Timeline
Turn Radio On lesson
Whatdunit Mystery lesson
Dust Bowl docs collection
Great Depression cartoons
Great Depression Mindsparks
New Deal Mindsparks
New Deal Library Congress Unit
Coughlin & New Deal NY Times
Essentials Relief Speech 1933
FDR Dares Critics NY Times
FDR Half-Baked NY Times
FDR Nomination 1932
FDR’s Ways NY Times
Grapes of Wrath excerpt
Hoover Attacks views
New Deal for Negro
On Brink Crisis 1933
Perkins Social Security
Relief Recovery Reform Acts
New Deal Welfare Great Debate
Account of Bonus Army
Bonus Army Attack
Dust Bowl Survivor account
Every Man King Huey Long
Gr. Depression & Arts pkt
Hoover campaign speech
Justices Challenge NRA NY Times
Stock Market Crash
Voices Depression Farm Life
W. Rogers Normal Majority
New Deal cartoon collection
Depression & Role Govt DBQ
Effects New Deal lesson
Gr. Depression New Deal mini-DBQ
Images Hopes New Deal
Keynes Econ, Thought (BOR)
New Deal & W. Guthrie
New Deal Continue debate
New Deal DBQ
New Deal GO
New Deal on Trial simulation
New Deal Solutions DBQ
New Deal Welfare Gr. Debate
Schecter Poultry case study
Social Implications New Deal Ickes
WPA Jobs (BOR) lesson
Legacy New Deal reading
Letters to Mrs. Roosevelt
Nations New Faith NY Times
Nat. Units 1936 NY Times
Right to Strike
Supreme Court Reform 1937
Essential Library of Primary Sources:
Account of the Bonus Army
Forgotten Man, FDR
Four Freedoms, FDR
Outlining the New Deal, radio address
Suggested Writing Prompts:
Summarize the experiences reported by the New Republic of the Bonus Army, including the reactions of the federal government. Cite evidence, which reveals the reporter’s perspective toward the events witnessed.
Based on the radio address, identify FDR’s conclusions regarding the use of federal expenditures to resolve issues of unemployment, private property, and trade.
Cite specific details from the address in your analysis.
Identify Roosevelt’s purpose and claim expressed in this state of the union address. Cite evidence used by the president to support his purpose.
In informing the public of his proposals to address economic issues of the Great Depression, FDR’s radio address explains various solutions. Cite one example from the categories of “relief”, “recovery” and “reform” introduced by FDR in this speech.
EPS Recommended Media: (video= V; powerpoint= P)
Causes Great Depression (P) FDR & Great Depression (P)
Stock Market Crashes (P) Art Murals New Deal (P)
Hoover’s Banking & Govt Policies (P) FDR Chat 1935 (audio file)
America’s Depressive Decades (P) FDR State Union 1941 (audio file)
Great Depression Crash Course (V) Getting Am. Back to Work (P)
History of Central Banking (P) New Deal Crash Course (V)
Hoover Mixed Legacy (P) TVA (P)
Migrating to California (P) Music of Gr. Depression (audio files & lyrics)
Music of 1930s (P)
OKC Depression (V)