Lesson Plan


The students will fill in a concept map about the causes of The Great Depression and create their own newspaper article about the stock market crash.


  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


Stock Market



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-08-06.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson plan about the Great Depression is aligned with Georgia State Standards and the National Educational Technology Standards. The lesson plan includes objectives, procedures, ideas for differentiation, and necessary materials. Students research news stories about the Great Depression and then write their own article about the event. While the overall lesson idea is very good, it would be valuable to include more background content as well as create a student assignment handout with detailed requirements. It should be noted that although the lesson was submitted as fifth grade curriculum, the Great Depression is a complex topic that is also taught at the high school level.

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