Parent Guide > An Overview of the Great Depression
Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "An Overview of the Great Depression" by Jessica McBirney.
In the informational text "The Great Depression," Jessica McBirney discusses the various causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as how America's economy eventually recovered.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
"How has America changed over time?" and "Does money buy happiness?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this informational text at home:
- What was "An Overview of the Great Depression" About
- What did you learn about? About Power & Greed?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: