Depression Era Experience

NO PLAGARISM…OWN WORDS..NO USE OF CITES

TAKE THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP BY GOING THROUGH EACH LINK ATTACHED

After you have taken your virtual field trip and examined first-hand accounts about the Depression-era problems and people, write a summary of your observations about the people and the programs you encountered, highlighting /at least/ three of them. Include in your summary:

What were the purposes or goals of these programs?

What impact did these programs have on the people you met on the virtual field trip?

FOLLOW AT LEAST THREE PROGRAMS LISTED AND LINKED BELOW:

Follow one farmer’s balance sheet and listen to his daughter-in-law. She’ll discuss everything from poisoning grasshoppers to FDR to the “dirty thirties.” http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/m…

Learn about what followed the crash and how it impacted people in towns and cities in the Great Plains. http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/m…

See a photo of the first Securities and Exchange Commission and listen to someone who did not have the benefit of FDIC backing. http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/m…

Read a letter asking for pension help for an aging parent and learn more about social security. http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/m…

Listen to someone who remembers the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and find out how workers were paid. http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/m…

Take some time to look at some of the art created through the WPA. Scroll down and click on your state to see what was created there. If it is not possible to view a work, choose another state. http://www.wpamurals.com/

Take a closer look at the Federal Emergency Relief Act and what it was intended to provide. Be sure to click on the pictures to look at the work that people did. http://content.lib.washington.edu/feraweb/essay.ht…

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