A Wonderful Book List and comprehension questions can be found at Fairview Farm Blog
Free Videos and documentaries about the Great Depression and Dust Bowl
Primary Source Documents and Pictures
WRITE/Record What you have learned
Complete a Web quest : Great Depression
or a worksheet/notebook page
The New Deal
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
The New Deal programs by FDR TRIPLED taxes from chewing gum to wheelchair tires, radio and electricity everything had a tax.
The Dust Bowl
Free Printable Mini Unit Study in Economics, Geography
and U.S. History
We watched a very interesting documentary on the Dust Bowl. There is a newer version on PBS by Ken Burns.The Dust Bowl was a decade-long catastrophe that swept up 100 million acres of topsoil in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. It was caused by several concurring factors—rising wheat prices, a series of unusually rainy years, and generous federal farm policies prompting a land boom. Encouraged by improved cultivation methods and cheap land, thousands of Americans flooded the southern Plains to farm grain and raise cattle chasing the American dream of owning land and securing their future.
FREE PRINTABLE Lessons for grades 7 - 12 . This lesson explores the history and economics of the Dust Bowl years. Students examine the history of settlement in the Great Plains and analyze the farm practices that turned grasslands and wilderness into crop land. They then look at supply-demand-price charts, matching their rise and fall to major events, and examine the impact on farmers and the U.S. economy.
Primary Source Documents and Pictures
WRITE / INTERACTIVITY
INTERNET RESOURCES for the DUST BOWL
Interactive Dust Bowl - What Choices would you have made?
Wessel’s “Living History Farm” (York, Nebraska) Dust Bowl page: http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_02.html
Audio History - Listen to stories from women who were there. Collection from OK State Library
Free History Educational Materials
More than just Free Outlines, PowerPoints, Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Maps, and More for World History. These lessons are designed to get your kids EXCITED about how history impacts their lives today. Primary sources, history trivia, multi media and hands on crafts and activities take history from a dry text book to a living part of their lives.
Most of these lessons were gathered and used successfully in a group setting (home school co-op) with kids ages 8 - 13. Additional older middle school and high school resources were used with students as part of their independent study program.
Every attempt has been made to create a learning environment that is COMMON CORE FREE!* This means that these resources (created by talented teachers from 2000 to 2010) will no longer be used in public school settings. These free home school lessons are now considered greater treasures to impart knowledge that might otherwise be lost in a maze of federal mandates and testing requirements.
more about the common core history standards as written by David Coleman. Haven't heard of him/them - check out this article.
In truth, the industrial revolution CREATED the middle class, the rich became richer & the poor became richer too, which is why workers volunteered to work long hours. Ford invented the standard 40 hour work week, not unions or gov. Capitalism, from 1750-1850 eliminated the need for child labor, rather than creating the need for these kids to work long hours or in unsafe conditions. For them, it was either work a legitimate job, or beg, starve, steal, or prostitute yourself. They would rather work in a factory than accept any of the dire alternatives. To consider capitalism a villain for adding a preferred option to the existing list of options to choose from is irrational. -LucisFerre1
Early American History Unit Studies
Slavery in America
Early American Native Nations / Native Americans
Consitution and Bill of Rights
1st Five Presidents
Westward Expansion | Pioneers | Pony Express
1900 Technological Revolution and American Innovation
World War 1 (from an American Perspective)
World War 2 (From an American Perspective)
FREE AUDIOs and READING for American History Readings
Volume 1: Norsemen to the end of the French & Indian War pdf audio
Volume 2: American Revolution & Patriotic Songs pdf audio
Volume 3: The First President through the Fugitive Slave Law pdf
Volume 4: Abraham Lincoln through The War Between the States pdf
A Short History of the United States by Edward Channing is a fairly complete American history book from 1000 to 1900 . Download a free e-book or the audio recordings from Librivox. (NOTE: Though the audio recordings are listed as "Chapters" on Librivox, there are actually several chapters on each recording, so you will have recordings for the entire book if you download the 26 "Chapters" from Librivox. The recordings range from 7 minutes to 38 minutes in length.) As a side note, Channing's A History of the United States, is regarded as one of the most complete and accurate accounts of American history and received the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History. - See more at: http://www.halfahundredacrewood.com/2011/06/supplementing-cc-on-shoestring.html#sthash.idhsVOWm.dpuf
DID YOU KNOW...
Common Core (CCSI) is
Unconstitutional it violates
the 10th Amendment and violates three federal statues. 1