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6th-8th Grade History Activity: Mapping America – The Great Depression & World War II

The years 1919-1945 were a very trying period for the United States. The Great Depression, huge migration movements due to the dust bowl, more women joining the workforce, and the American involvement in World War II occurred during this era. Explore how these events affected the population of America during this time.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the 21st century.

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