The economic crash of the late 2000s caused a renewed interest in the events and conditions of 1930s America. What was the Great Depression like, and how did Americans cope with it? How did the Dust Bowl exacerbate the economic woes of the time, and did the New Deal actually help in the way the federal government intended?

In this course, you will examine the answers to these questions and more, and receive practical tools to help teach your students about this unique time in American history. You’ll analyze and determine the causes of the 1929 Stock Market Crash, how Americans coped with the Great Depression, the hardships people experienced during the Dust Bowl, and the recovery efforts of the New Deal. In addition, you will create an artifact that you can start using in your classroom immediately to help students understand the impact of these events in America’s history.

With the knowledge and resources you gain from this course, you will be able to help make the events of this decade come alive for your students so they can better understand pre-World War II America.