Kids and Teens School Time Social Studies History By Region North America United States Great Depression
This category lists pages and sites about the Great Depression, the worst economic disaster in American Tuesday. Though America's economic decline began in the mid-1920s, the date most commonly associated with the start of the Depression is Oct. 24, 1929. On that day, the stock market collapsed and some $30 billion vanished into thin air.
The American Experience: Riding the Rails
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] At the height of the era, more than 250,000 teenagers were living on the road in America. This site tells the stories of ten of them -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced. From PBS.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] More than 100,000 photographs from the Library of Congress collection show the impact of the Depression on America's people.
The Great Depression
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Take a virtual journey back in time to see how destitute Americans endured poverty, homelessness and fear of the future.
A New Deal for the Arts
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells about the federal program employing artists as part of the New Deal. Includes several virtual exhibits of the works created during this era.
War, Prosperity and Depression
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Short essay explores the causes and effects of the depression.
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