This is a picture from the Great Depression, I believe that its relative to our story not just because of the story itself, but because it accurately portrays the way of life for George and Lennie. Through the story, it talks about the desperation for jobs and how hard it is to get eve n a low paying one, these two men in the picture above I believe represent that struggle for economical security in their lives

This is a picture from the Great Depression, I believe that its relative to our story not just because of the story itself, but because it accurately portrays the way of life for George and Lennie. Through the story, it talks about the desperation for jobs and how hard it is to get eve n a low paying one, these two men in the picture above I believe represent that struggle for economical security in their lives

Video lesson to help with your teaching: "The Great Depression: Crash Course US History." The video is about 14 minutes long. You can skip the intro and go to 0:47.

Video lesson to help with your teaching: "The Great Depression: Crash Course US History." The video is about 14 minutes long. You can skip the intro and go to 0:47.

Spanish American War; the U.S. declares war with Spain in 1898 after the Maine incident

Spanish American War; the U.S. declares war with Spain in 1898 after the Maine incident

Slim's image- This image is of a tall slim guy in a 1930's wear. Slim was also a tall skinny person.Slim can seem like a a good person that doesn't want a lot of trouble. The  text states, " Yeah. Big tall skinner. You'll see him at dinner." (steinbeck 23)

Slim's image- This image is of a tall slim guy in a 1930's wear. Slim was also a tall skinny person.Slim can seem like a a good person that doesn't want a lot of trouble. The text states, " Yeah. Big tall skinner. You'll see him at dinner." (steinbeck 23)

This was a rap song based on the Great Depression explaining the life without money or a job. #EconomicsVid

This was a rap song based on the Great Depression explaining the life without money or a job. #EconomicsVid

This lapbook is a fun hands on activity for students to use in their interactive notebooks. Students may research or show what they have learned by writing different facts on the provided blank lines about each Term Associated with the Great Depression.

The Great Depression Unit Activity

This lapbook is a fun hands on activity for students to use in their interactive notebooks. Students may research or show what they have learned by writing different facts on the provided blank lines about each Term Associated with the Great Depression.

The term "hobo" has a variety of possible origins:  hoboes were not tramps or bums, but migratory workers.    Hoboes during the Great Depression were often fathers who had lost their jobs.  Sometimes they were women looking for work, or teenagers whose parents could no longer afford to feed them.  2 million men and 8000 women road the rails during the Dirty Thirties.  As many as 6,500 hoboes were killed each year.

The term "hobo" has a variety of possible origins: hoboes were not tramps or bums, but migratory workers. Hoboes during the Great Depression were often fathers who had lost their jobs. Sometimes they were women looking for work, or teenagers whose parents could no longer afford to feed them. 2 million men and 8000 women road the rails during the Dirty Thirties. As many as 6,500 hoboes were killed each year.

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