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?