Great Depression (Step into History)
When the stock market crashed in October 1929, the world's economy was thrown into disarray. For the next decade, the Great Depression left millions of Americans without jobs and forced countless businesses to close. Readers will discover how people struggled to make a living in a time of high unemployment, how the government tried to solve the country's economic troubles, and much more.
So engaging and readable! This series connects with the readers, whether through history facts, photo images, or the scribbly little margin notes. These books are loaded with factual information, its just so friendly. The photos and maps break up the text. After about 30 short chapters, a photo gallery (with captions) of key players helps cement just who did what. The timeline helps visual learners who need to see how the events played out in sequence. A glossary in the back grows your students vocabulary. Encourage them to write a summary or do further research and apply these new words! America is such a young country, but we have had some major milestones in the 19th and 20th centuries that our students should know and understand. You may even learn something new yourself! Scholastic, 6.5"x 9.5", 144 pgs, pb. ~ Sara