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Introduction to the Great Depression

The resources on this LibGuide will provide you with background information about the Great Depression before you read your classroom novel.


Keyword Search: "Great Depression" "Dust Bowl" "New Deal" "Franklin Delano Roosevelt"

Keyword Search: "Great Depression" "Dust Bowl" "New Deal" "Franklin Delano Roosevelt"

Keyword Search: "Great Depression" "Dust Bowl" 



The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and New Deal in Oklahoma (Oklahoma Historical Society) - Fantastic resource providing an overview of the Great Depression, its causes, the Dust Bowl, and the New Deal

Great Depression (National Museum of American History) - Explains causes of the Great Depression, with primary documents and pictures to support the text

The Great Depression (Khan Academy) - Detailed article about the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression

The Great Depression : Dust Bowl (Ducksters) - Informative article about the Dust Bowl and how it impacted the country

Children & the Great Depression (Digital History): Learn about the Great Depression in relation to individuals and families living at the time

Classroom Novels


Great Depression Image

Florence Thompson, migrant laborer

This photograph is one of the most iconic images from the Great Depression Era.

Lange, Dorothea. “Florence Thompson, Migrant Laborer.” The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, 1936,


Which novel did you decide to read?
Bud, Not Buddy: 344 votes (21.81%)
Esperanza Rising: 289 votes (18.33%)
Turtle in Paradise: 639 votes (40.52%)
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry: 305 votes (19.34%)
Total Votes: 1577