During the early 1930s, the United States and the rest of the industrialized world experienced an
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources, Worksheets
Date Posted: 1/22/2011
In these classroom activities, developed for the exhibition America on the Move, students will use visual, analytical, and interpretive skills to examine primary sources including a historical map and answer questions about them to learn more about global consumption, production, and transportation and the impact of globalization in their own communities. The activities provide opportunities for historical analysis, interpretation, evaluation, analyzing cause/effect relationships, understanding multiple points of view, performing original research, debating and persuasive writing will help students develop and strengthen map-reading skills and identify issues and problems in the past and connect the past to the present.