The Great Depression: Experience The 1930s From The Dust Bowl To The New Deal by Marcia Amidon LustedThe Great Depression: Experience The 1930s From The Dust Bowl To The New Deal by Marcia Amidon Lusted

The Great Depression: Experience The 1930s From The Dust Bowl To The New Deal

byMarcia Amidon LustedIllustratorTom Casteel

Paperback | February 15, 2016

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InThe Great Depression: Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate the causes, duration, and outcome of the Great Depression, the period of time when more than 20 percent of Americans were unemployed. They discover how people coped, what new inventions came about, and how the economics of the country affected the arts, sciences, and politics of the times. The decade saw the inauguration of many social programs that Americans still benefit from today. The combination of President Roosevelt's New Deal and the dawning of World War II gave enough economic stimulus to boost the United States out of its slump and into a new era of recovery.InThe Great Depression, students explore what it meant to live during this time. Projects such as designing a 1930s outfit and creating a journal from the point of view of a kid whose family is on the road help infuse the content with realism and practicality. In-depth investigations of primary sources from the period allow readers to engage in further, independent study of the times. Additional materials include a glossary, a list of current reference works, and Internet resources.
Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Her books for Nomad Press includeThe Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flapp...
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Title:The Great Depression: Experience The 1930s From The Dust Bowl To The New DealFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161930340X

ISBN - 13:9781619303409

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Table of Contents

Timeline
Introduction: What Was So Turbulent About the Thirties?
Chapter One: Boom to Bust
Chapter Two: Not a Job in Sight
Chapter Three: A New Deal
Chapter Four: A Dusty Disaster
Chapter Five: Daily Life in the 1930s
Chapter Six: Science, Inventions, and the World of Tomorrow
Chapter Seven: War and Recovery
Glossary
Resources
Index

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Praise forThe Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal.Booklist Online Exclusive: January 7, 2016. . . appealing and engaging support for American history students trying to make sense of the Great Depression . "Praise for Other books by Marcia Amidon Lusted:Civic Unrest: Investigate The Struggle For Social ChangeMichael Yell, National Board Certified middle school social studies teacher'With its lively writing, investigations, role playing, and QR codes,Civic Unrest will have students immersing themselves in an exploration of ideas, events, and questions. This is social studies.'Corey Joyce, 8th grade teacher'Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change is an excellent overview of the historical and contemporary issues surrounding citizen driven advocacy for change throughout the world.'Shea Territo,13 years old, Parents of the Revolution'As a child who is experienced on the subject of civic disobedience, I feelCivic Unrest is a great way for other kids to learn how to fight for their rights. It also has given me a fresh reminder of what has happened in the past, and what is happening in our world today.'The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and JazzBooklist". . . Two aspects of the book stand out. First, the QR code links to primary source documents, photos, and film clips; and second, the Inquire & Investigate section of each chapter, which challenges students to compare and contrast events of that era with events that have occurred since that time. . ."Library Media Connection'This engaging and insightful read into the 1920s can be used as a supplementary textbook in an American History class. Lusted's writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly . . . a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection.'RecommendedAnne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools'. . . Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students.'Other books in the series:Praise forGenetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNABooklist"What do dimples, a widow's peak, and a cleft chin all have in common? Genetics! Beginning with a time line and an introduction to the study of heredity, this entry in the Inquire and Investigate series explains genetics in eight chapters that build upon one another. . . Each chapter concludes with easy-to-follow inquiry-based activities and experiments that emphasize the scientific method and help students understand the topic. Numerous cartoons, facts, and QR codes that link to videos addfurther interest. Although the book can be used independently, it will be better appreciated with some background knowledge. A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics."Praise forForensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene InvestigationWinner of a 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book AwardBooklist"Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource." "