1930s America

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Americana & American History Lesson Plans


1930-1939 Decade __ You will find many online resources for 1930s America. - From chicousd.org - http://melvil.chicousd.org/decs3.html


1930s All American History Quiz __ "This quiz requires general knowledge of the US from 1930-39." - From funtrivia.com - http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/History/1930s-All-American-History-281118.html


1930s Timeline - History Timeline of the 1930s __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events. - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1930timeline.htm


African American History and Women - Timeline 1930-1939 __ "A chronology of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history." - From about.com - http://womenshistory.about.com/od/aframwomentimeline/a/aaw1930_time.htm  


America in the 1930s __ You will find a variety of cultural items displayed in a timeline approach. Be sure to choose a medium (film, print, air) or timeline at the top of the page to get started. - illustrated - From University of Virginia - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/front.html 

The American Experience -- Riding the Rails __ You will find a timeline, articles, a teacher's guide and more in this website about teens living on the road during the Great Depression. - illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rails/


American History - 1930-1939 __ "By the 1930s money was scarce because of the depression, so people did what they could to make their lives happy. Movies were hot, parlor games and board games were popular. People gathered around radios to listen to the Yankees. Young people danced to the big bands...."  You will find a good overview. - illustrated - From kclibrary.lonestar.edu - http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html




American Women Through Time: 1930-1939 __ A year-by-year accounting of important dates and events. - From mtsu.edu - http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/time/wh-1930s.html


America's Best History - U.S. History Timeline 1930-1939 __ Well annotated timeline of the 30s. - From americasbesthistory.com - http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1930.html    

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt __ Letters to the First Lady from children effected by the depression. - From newdeal.feri.org - http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/index.htm 


Father Charles E. Coughlin __ Learn about the "Radio Priest." "He began as an early Roosevelt supporter, coining a famous expression, that the nation's choice was between "Roosevelt or ruin." Later in the 1930s he turned against FDR and became one of the president's harshest critics. His program of "social justice" was a very radical challenge to capitalism and to many of the political institutions of his day." - illustrated - From Social Security Administration - http://www.ssa.gov/history/cough.html 



Federal Cultural Policies of the 1930s __ The opening paragraph is the best explanation of the material. "Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal cultural programs marked the U.S. government's first big, direct investment in cultural development. In many ways, they present a mirror image of today's federal policy picture: their goals were clearly stated and democratic; they supported activities not already subsidized by private sector patrons, rather than following private patrons' leads; and they emphasized the interrelatedness of culture with all aspects of life, not the separateness of a rarefied art world." - From WWCD - http://www.wwcd.org/policy/US/newdeal.html#INTRO

Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 - 40 __ A good overview of the exposition including attractions, history and much more. - illustrated - From GGIE.com - http://www.ggie.com/


Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum: Historical Timeline: 1930-1939 __ Negro Leagues Baseball History, 1930 - 39. - From ksu.edu - http://coe.ksu.edu/nlbemuseum/history/timeline8.html 


New Deal Network __ You will find information about Roosevelt's programs dealing with the Great Depression. Includes a wide variety of resources. - From newdeal.feri.org - http://newdeal.feri.org/ 

New Deal Photo Gallery __ "Over 5000 Great Depression era images from the National Archives, the FDR Library and many other sources." - illustrated - From newdeal.feri.org - http://newdeal.feri.org/ 


New York World's Fair 1939 - 40 __ You will find an overview of the fair including attractions, souvenirs, photos and more. - illustrated - From Alan Anderson - http://websyte.com/alan/nywf.htm




The Rockefeller Foundation - History: 1930 - 1939 __ History of this organization through the 30s - From rockfound.org - http://www.rockfound.org/about_us/history/1930_1939.shtml


Timeline of Asian American History between 1930 and 1939 __ Well annotated timeline of important dates, events and people. - From  Asian American Artistry - http://us_asians.tripod.com/timeline-1930.html 


U.S. History Timeline 1930-1939 __ Annotated list of important dates and events. - From americasbesthistory.com - http://americasbesthistory.com/abhtimeline1930.html  



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