The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities

The Great Depression for Kids Hardship and Hope in s America with Activities Have you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Great Depression Perhaps you think of the stock market crash of unemployed workers standing in breadlines and dust storms swirling on

  • Title: The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities
  • Author: Cheryl Mullenbach
  • ISBN: 9781613730515
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great Depression for Kids: Hardship and Hope in 1930s America, with 21 Activities

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Great Depression Perhaps you think of the stock market crash of 1929, unemployed workers standing in breadlines, and dust storms swirling on the Great Plains But the 1930s were also a time when neighbors helped neighbors, librarians delivered books on horseback, and an army of young men rebuilt the nation s foresHave you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Great Depression Perhaps you think of the stock market crash of 1929, unemployed workers standing in breadlines, and dust storms swirling on the Great Plains But the 1930s were also a time when neighbors helped neighbors, librarians delivered books on horseback, and an army of young men rebuilt the nation s forests, roads, and parks The Great Depression for Kids provides a balanced and realistic picture of an era rife with suffering but also deep rooted with hope and generosity Beginning with a full chapter on the 1920s, the book provides important background knowledge to help set the stage for an in depth look at the decline of the economy and attempts at recovery over the next decade Twenty one hands on activities invite young history buffs to understand and experience this important era in American history Kids can recreate Depression glassware simulate a windstorm learn how to research, buy, and sell stocks design a paper block quilt play round ball and much .

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    1. Ian Wood

      This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    2. Jennifer

      I received this book as a First Reads book giveaway and am very glad to add it to my collection!Written by an educator, this book offers a thorough explanation of how the Great Depression happened, the people who lived through it and their experiences, and what was done to help get out of it. This book is filled with timeless, captivating photographs, stories, and facts. It is written in a very easy to read manner that provides a lot of information while still remaining interesting. I actually [...]

    3. Suzanne Dix

      Covering the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, the author provides short chapters on cultural and historical topics. While the scope of the book is admirable, the content is too superficial for a middle school reader to glean any real understanding of the time frame and its politics. Within each chapter, paragraphs bounce from topic to topic without providing any substantial detail. While this can be viewed as a cultural overview for upper elementary and early middle school, it can not [...]

    4. Michelle

      The Great Depression was a time of great trial for America. The stock market crashed in 1929 sending the country into a financial decline that took a decade from which to recover. It was a time of great hardship for people as banks collapsed, businesses closed, unemployment became widespread, and homelessness and hunger were rampant. Mullenbach examines the causes and social effects of the depression, while putting a human face on the suffering. The overall tone of the presentation is somber, bu [...]

    5. Elizabeth

      Overall, this is a great book. It has a wide variety of activities suggested so there is more likely to be a project for everyone within it's pages and they are spaced out well. So you could read up to an activity, take a break from reading to do it (depending on which activity it is since some of them take a lot of work) and then start reading again. The photos are interesting and well placed and the book does a great job of showing that while the Great Depression was rough- it wasn't all horri [...]

    6. Karen

      Engaging, very informative book about the Great Depression written for children ages 9 and older. The author clearly describes the causes and impact of the Great Depression on men, women and children of all classes but especially the poor and working class. Notably strong is her description of the suffering of migrant families and people who lived in the dust bowl. The author balances our understanding of the hardships experienced with a robust sense of how individuals and families supported and [...]

    7. Chinook

      This is one of this children's histories that works well for an adult as a quick refresher or introduction to the topic. While my school offered an Erican history class, I could never fit it into my schedule I. High school, so my knowledge of American history has been picked up mostly from movies, novels, etc. Though there wasn't too much here I didn't already know, it was nice to read it all laid out by subject. There were some fascinating facts - I enjoyed learning about Jackie Mitchell striki [...]

    8. Kim

      I loved this book, and would recommend it for 4th and 5th graders, as an overview of the Great Depression. While it doesn't go into depth on any topic, it offers a broad view of what it was like to live in the 1930's from hobos to dust storms, bread lines to Shirley Temple. Each chapter includes accompanying experiential learning projects that range from how to conduct a survey, do an oral history interview, play the stock market and create depression glass. This would be an ideal resource for h [...]

    9. Julie Williams

      This was a solid, introductory look at the Great Depression. It looked at the causes, how different people were affected, and how people lived. There were a lot of good photographs, 21 activities, and great resources at the end. The fact that it was only 144 pages was also good.

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