Monday, May 5, 2014

THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION


The Great Depression, one of the most serious down turns in the US economy, had far reaching economic, social and political consequences not only in the US but all over Europe as well. What caused this massive collapse and how did it affect communities? Do your research and write either about the causes or the effects (or indeed both if you feel so inclined).
Familiarize yourself with the issue
·         “The Great Depression” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myEPfcpKCcs
Reading: causes
·         “What was the Great Depression?” http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepression/a/facts_great_dep.htm
·         “Top five causes of the Great Depression” http://americanhistory.about.com/od/greatdepression/tp/greatdepression.htm
·         “What Caused the Great Depression?” http://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/08/cause-of-great-depression.asp
Video: causes
·          “Five causes of the Great Depression” http://video.about.com/americanhistory/Causes-of-the-Great-Depression.htm
·         “Five causes of the Great Depression” http://video.about.com/americanhistory/5-Causes-of-Great-Depression.htm (This is not the same as the first video)
Reading: effects
·         “Effects of the Great Depression” http://www.buzzle.com/articles/effects-of-the-great-depression.html (Listen and read)
·         “Human impact of the Great Depression” http://bigmateo0.tripod.com/id2.html
·         “Unemployment during the Great Depression” (Listen and read) http://www.buzzle.com/articles/unemployment-during-the-great-depression.html
·         “Life after the Great Depression” http://www.buzzle.com/articles/life-after-the-great-depression.html (Listen and read)
·         “Life during the Great Depression” http://www.buzzle.com/articles/life-during-the-great-depression.html (Listen and read)
Reading: causes and effects
·         “Causes and consequences of the Great Depression http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/causes-and-consequences-of-the-great-depression.html
Videos: effects
·         “America during the Great Depression: the dust bowl, unemployment and cultural issues” http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/america-during-the-great-depression-the-dust-bowl-unemployment-cultural-issues.html#lesson
Putting it all together
·         “The Great Depression: causes and effects” http://www.slideshare.net/jjarvis106/the-great-depression-causes-and-effects
·         “Causes and effects of the Great Depression” http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/causes-and-consequences-of-the-great-depression.html

·         “Causes and effects of the Great Depression” http://prezi.com/x8y1noymy7-j/causes-and-effects-of-the-great-depression/  

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