Harvest

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Accession number 20011020036

Overview 

What will your harvest bring? Students must decide what to plant, spend and save to get their family through the Great Depression. This fast passed simulation draws on a plethora of primary sources including oral histories, newspapers and photographs to teach students about the economic hardships local families faced in the 1930s.

Length: 90 minutes      Cost: $45 per class.

Written to complement the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:

5.3.4  Assess, critically, how economic booms and crashes affected ways of life in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:In what ways did the Great Depression of the 1930s affect ways of life in urban and rural communities?

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