These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines. There are links to eThemes Resources on books set in the 1930s, the Dust Bowl, Amelia Earhart, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
This is a thorough site that provides a good overview of life during the Great Depression. Click on "Timeline" to see a listing of events by year. Click on "People and Events" to learn more about what was taking place during the 1930s. "Film and More" includes audio interviews of people who lived during that time. NOTE: This site contains ads.
These sites are about the great Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s, the migrations that happened as a result of the disaster, the migrant workers themselves, and farming beliefs at that time. Includes lesson plans, videos, audio podcasts, photographs, and more. Also includes a link to the eThemes resource on the Decade: 1930-1939.
Learn about the famous American aviator - Amelia Earhart - and her legacy. Read her biography and learn about her dreams, goals, and achievements. Find out about Earhart's cross Atlantic flights, records, and mysterious disappearance during the last flight. Learn about her plans to set a record to circle the world along the equator, rumors and theories of unsolved plane's disappearance, and pre-war situation in the Pacific region. Includes maps of Pacific Islands, the route of the last flight, photographs, audio and video files.
These sites focus on the book "Out of the Dust" and life in the 1930s. Topics include Oklahoma, dust storms, and the Great Depression. Includes activity and discussion questions for the book, information about the author, and pictures of life during that time period.
These sites have lessons and activities for this "Dear America" book, plus biographies about author Kathryn Lasky. Includes information about the people and activities that were popular during the Great Depression.