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To Kill A Mockingbird Webquest

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Kelly Entrekin

on 27 October 2014

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"Black Tuesday" is a worldwide known stock market crash that happened on October 29, 1929. It marked the beginning of The Great Depression because industrial production went down throughout the entire world and foreign trade. Also, the unemployment rate went up.
What was "Black Tuesday and why does it mark the beginning of the Great Depression?
What president was inaugurated in 1933? What were some of the changes made by his administration?
Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated on March 4, 1933. He signed an Emergency Banking Act, which reopened sound banks under Treasury supervision.
What was the New Deal? How did the New Deal affect American citizens?
The New Deal was the set of federal programs launched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The New Deal had four major goals and achievements. They were economic recovery, job creation, investment in public work, and civic uplift.
Many people believe that World War II marked the end of the Great Depression. How did the war affect the economy?
World War II helped simulate the economy of Europe. It helped unemployment. By 1937, unemployment in Britain had fallen to 1.5 million. World War II brought the U.S. unemployment rate down below 10%.
By: Kelly Entrekin and
Jayden Kimbro
To Kill A Mockingbird Webquest
The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the US and Canada during the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was also known as the Dirty Thirties because it caused a severe drought, making it hard to farm.
What was the Dust Bowl?
The Dust Bowl affected the agricultural areas and damaged cash crops. The Dust Bowl also caused severe droughts that affected the land in the southern plains. Many farmers started becoming poor. The economy was declining.
How did the Dust Bowl affect the Southern Plains?
What affect did the Dust Bowl have on agriculture? How would this affect farmers and their employers?
Farmers were unable to grow crops because of the lack of fertile soil. Their crops were their main source of food and income. The few crops they had left were eaten by rabbits.
Given what you learned about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, make a prediction about what you think the setting of To Kill A Mockingbird will look like. What will the houses look like? What will the characters be wearing? How will the characters act towards each other? How will Scout's classmates act toward Scout knowing that her father is a lawyer?
We predict that To Kill A Mockingbird will be a book about how peoples life's were during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Houses will be old and some will be broken. Characters will wear torn up, old clothes. Characters will help each other out as a community, so they can stay alive. Scout's classmates might look up to getting help from him and his father, since his father is a lawyer.
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