Activities and Games
The Great Depression: A Dear America Activity
In this reading activity, students learn how the stock market crash of 1929 and a historic drought created a dark period in U.S. history.
- Grades: 3–5
Scholastic’s “Dear America: The Great Depression” reading activity details how a number of events — the stock market crash of 1929, the Dust Bowl of the southern plains, and rapid unemployment — created a sad, serious time in American history.
Students learn how people turned to radio and the movies to escape their troubles, and how President Roosevelt ignited the change necessary to turn the country around.
- Read and comprehend grade-level informational texts