The Great Depression
Began 1929 and lasted until 1939
What percentage of people were unemployed?
Cited: T HE E MPLOYMENT S ITUATION — M ARCH 2015
Who and what did the president do during The Great Depression?
Cited: Herbert Hoover on the Great Depression and New Deal, 1931–1933
What happened to the Stock Market?
Cited: Value Stock Guide
What did people eat during The Great Depression?
Cited: Feeding the Family during the Great Depression
What was it like in school during The Great Depression?
Children were greatly affected during the Great Depression, even if
they didn’t understand what was happening. They knew if their
parent(s) had lost their job. They knew that money was scarce.
Some children had to leave school to take jobs and help support the
family. Most of the time it was 16 and 17 year old children who
dropped out of school to go to work. But sometimes younger ones had
to drop out and go to work.
Cited: Causes of the Great Depression
What caused The Great Depression?
The Great Depression was a global financial crisis that consumed most of the developed world throughout the 1930s. While the first real indications of its onset can be seen at the end of 1929, most countries did not feel its true effects until 1930 or later. When it ended also varied from country to country but signs of recovery were seen in the late 1930s, with things looking up for most economies by 1940.
Cited: Teacher’s Guide Going to School During the Great Depression (1930-1940)
Depression era photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Images of the "Daily Evenings"
The Great Depression saw many children malnourished.