Standard 7: Roaring 20's, the Great Depression, and WWII in Florida

General Information
Number: SS.4.A.7
Title: Roaring 20's, the Great Depression, and WWII in Florida
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 4
Strand: American History

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Access Points

Identify a basic cause and effect of the 1920s Florida land boom and bust.
Identify a challenge Floridians faced during the Great Depression.
Recognize that Florida played a role in World War II.

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Lesson Plans

Military Bases in Florida during World War II:

The purpose of this lesson is to understand the role that Florida played in World War II. This lesson uses primary sources, from the Two Regimes Collection, to bring the Holocaust and World War II closer to home for Florida students. The history of the Holocaust (1933-1945), is included in s. 1003.42, Florida Statutes. 

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Florida During World War II: World War II Homefront: Rationing:

During World War II, shortages of a variety of civilian goods became commonplace. To ensure fair distribution, and that vital materials would be conserved for military use, the Federal government implemented a rationing policy on a wide variety of products. Gasoline, rubber, bicycles, shoes, sugar, fruits and vegetables, fats and oils, cheese, coffee, butter, meats, fish, certain canned goods, and even dried peas and beans were among the many products rationed for all or part of the war.

In this lesson students will use primary sources to learn how the rationing of goods effected the lives of adults and children during World War II.

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Teaching Idea

Faces of the Depression:

In this teaching idea, fifth grade students learn about the Great Depression, conduct research, and read the historical fiction novel, Esperanza Rising. After conducting interviews, students write 3rd person narratives and draw portraits of the locals who lived through that time period. This project was conducted in a Senior Center in Massachusetts and can easily be translated to a classroom in Florida.

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