Great Depression Video

How did the Great Depression start?  Here’s a very informative video about the Great Depression that can tell you that and more.  It does an excellent job of explaining how the Great Depression came about.  It is clear, straightforward, and easy to understand.  The video is 7 minutes and 30 seconds long, but you can stop it at 6 minutes if your students start to lose interest.  The last minute and a half is basically a silent comparison of Roosevelt and Hoover.  It does end a bit abruptly, but overall it explains the start of the Depression very clearly.

Louis Armstrong Video

This is a neat video about Louis Armstrong touring Europe.  It shows some GREAT footage of him playing!



Create a Twitter Page for a Historical Figure

Can you imagine what it would be like if John Wilkes Booth had a Twitter page?  Or Adolf Hitler?  What would they say?  Well, now your students can have fun figuring out what these (and many more) historical figures would say on social media.  I have finished my most recent curriculum project for US History, and I’m so excited to finally put it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

My new product “Create a Twitter Page for a Historical Figure” includes:

  • A blank printable Twitter template for students to fill in
  • A digital Twitter template for students to complete
  • 46 assignments covering various historical figures from the colonies to Ronald Reagan
  • Detailed student and teacher instructions
  • Optional rubric
  • PowerPoint slides to display the assignment on the board
  • An example of a filled in template

In each Twitter assignment, students will have to create the following for their historical figure:

  • Basic biographical information
  • A unique, creative username
  • Up to 6 historically relevant tweets
  • Up to 3 suggestions as to who they should follow on Twitter (ties to other figures of the time period)
  • Up to 7 trends (historical relevance)
  • A small profile picture
  • A header image

Wouldn’t your students rather do something like this than complete a worksheet?  Click here to purchase or find out more!  You get 46 assignments for less than $0.18 each!  That’s 46 new ideas for your US History class!  You can also use the template for other classes, like World History.  Check it out!

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