ERIC Number: ED478044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Great Depression Unit. Using Primary Sources in the Classroom.
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
This teaching unit, "The Great Depression Unit," is the eighth in a series of 10 units about Alabama state history, part of a project designed to help teachers integrate the use of primary source materials into their classrooms. Although the units are designed to augment the study of Alabama, they are useful in the study of U.S. history, world history, and the social studies in general. Each unit contains background information for the teacher and consists of several lessons. Lessons contain learning objectives, suggested activities, and documents. This unit is divided into seven sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Lesson 1: "...we are in need." (three primary source documents and transcriptions); (3) "Lesson 2: "...a delegation of citizens" (one primary source document); (4)"Lesson 3: A Helping Hand" (one primary source document); (5) "Lesson 4: Relief!" (one primary source document); (6) "Lesson 5: STRIKE!" (four primary source documents); and (7) "Lesson 6: Spelling 'Help' in a New Way" (16 primary source documents). (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research
Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130-0100. Tel: 334-242-4435; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.archives.state.al.us/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama