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The Great Depression

Historic Events

Int – High Int

Teens & Adults

Students read about a period of time in the ‘20s and ‘30s. They review vocabulary related to finances and discuss economics. This lesson also reviews the grammar and pronunciation of “effect” and “affect.”

  • optimistic
  • invest
  • debt
  • credit
  • struggle
  • drought
  • GDP
  • recession
  • backfire
  • relief
  • affect or effect
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • grammar review
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Grammar Practice(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)