Time Period Archives: Great Depression & World War II

Memories in the Memorial

This lesson is designed primarily to provide students with a way to think about monuments historically, instead of simply as tourists. The goal of the more...
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A Rude Awakening: The Reaction of Japanese Americans to Executive Order 9066

In this lesson students will closely examine the impact of Executive Order 9066 signed by President Franklin Roosevelt due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor more...
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Why did they listen to Hitler anyway?

During this lesson students will spend 90 minutes developing background knowledge to describe why the German people should support Hitler’s election. They will have the more...
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“…hard times makes peculiar bedfellows sometimes…”

This lesson may be conducted as a follow up to students examining why and how official government policies (such as legal segregation in the CCC) more...
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