Topic #1: Life During the Great Depression This question has two parts:

1. What was life like during the Great Depression? Give specific examples (How were farmers affected? How were women affected? African Americans? Latinos/as? Native Americans?) You can use your textbook or any website or book. Just make sure if you get it from a website or other source that you put in your post the site (so you can get extra credit!). 5-7 sentences.

2. Using the food prices below, make a grocery list of what you could buy on a budget of $3.00 a week.

Food Item Price ($)
Sirloin Steak (per lb.) $0.29
Chicken (per lb.) $0.22
Bread (20 oz. loaf) $0.05
Potatoes (per lb.) $0.02
Bananas (per lb.) $0.07
MIlk (per qt.) $0.10
Tomatoes (16 oz. can) $0.09
Oranges (per dozen) $0.27
Cornflakes (8 oz.) $0.08


Topic #2: October 29, 1929

The Crash


1. What were the economic factors that led to the stock market crash of October 29, 1929? What were some of the effects of the stock market crash? How did President Hoover deal with the crash and depression? Was he effective? Why or why not? You can use your textbook or any website or book. Just make sure if you get it from a website or other source that you put in your post the site (so you can get extra credit!). 5-7 sentences.

Topic #3: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself..."

FDR and the New Deal


1. What was the New Deal? How did it help Americans during the Great Depression? You can use your textbook or any website or book. Just make sure if you get it from a website or other source that you put in your post the site (so you can get extra credit!). 5-7 sentences.