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Teaching Origins of the Great Depression

Origins of the Great Depression

The Great Depression is a well-known low point in American history. It’s common to hear the story of the stock market dramatically crashing on Black Tuesday, followed by frantic bank runs as people lost their life savings. This is part of the story, but not all of it.\n\nThe Great Depression didn’t just happen overnight. Trends in society and the economy were building up to the dramatic crash that went back at least a decade.

American Yawp
Stanford University Press

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Was the Great Depression avoidable?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2
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