Lesson 5: One More TIME...


There was much speculation and many theories as to what exactly caused the Great Depression. Today we will watch a video that will show us just a few of these ideas and discuss what those implications meant for families during that time.

In class work:
1. Warm-up: Answer this question pertaining to the Grapes of Wrath. We have talked about the economic hard times during the 1930's, but why specifically were families like the Joads hit so hard?

2. After warm-up, we will have a 15-20 minute discussion of main ideas and themes we have learned about so far. All questions will be answered and final project ideas will be discussed.

3. Following the discussion, each student will get on a computer in the lab and take the Quia quiz through the link below. This is one last review of John Steinbeck's writing before the finals for this unit are started.

Write a one-two page essay discussing one or two causes of the Great Depression you remember seeing in the movie. Due next class meeting.