Do you struggle to engage your kids in history? Do you wonder how to tackle some of the sadder periods of history such as the Great Depression? Unit studies can help you with both those challenges.
This FREE Great Depression Unit Study is a helpful tool that you can use to spark an interest in history in your kids, even if it’s not usually their favorite subject.
Let’s start by looking at how the FREE Great Depression Unit Study helps engage kids in history. This unit incorporates ten subjects into one unit so you don’t have to spend hours only doing history. It provides a backdrop to the events at the beginning along with a short history project, but then it weaves history into nine more subjects.
Instead of focusing only on history, students can engage with art projects, study the Bible, put on a play, sharpen geography skills, learn about health and nutrition, broaden their vocabulary, practice math skills, write a song, and even learn about different kinds of leaves.
By starting with a simple overview of the period, it helps you avoid having to go too deeply into the hard parts of the Great Depression all at once. This is especially helpful if you have sensitive students who react strongly to learning about sad events.
The unit study is designed for elementary grades, with two bonus projects included to help provide a challenge for upper elementary students. It can be done at any pace but can fit comfortably within two weeks or less. Each subject is on its own page, so it’s simple to print and divide into binders or project folders.
Check out this FREE Great Depression Unit Study and start exploring the past–and how it relates to the present–today!
Would you like to go deeper into your study of the Great Depression?
The Great Depression: Discovering American History, Level 4 unit is a bite-sized look at the Great Depression for older elementary students. It focuses on history and explains some of the causes and effects of the Great Depression as well as what life was like during the depression for many people.
It includes a timeline project with 50 events from American and world history as well as 10 reading comprehension questions and an answer key.
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Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, ways you can write for the homeschool market, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.
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