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Grade 9-12

Where did All the Money Go? The Great Depression Mystery

Time: 90 mins,
Updated: February 8 2019,
Author: Cindy Fitzthum


Students will be able to:

  • Analyze the relationship between increases and decreases in employment and consumer spending.
  • Define and identify interdependence within a market economy.
  • Describe how the policies of the Federal Reserve System during the 20s and 30s affected the Great Depression.

In this economic lesson, students will identify conditions in the economy to learn about the Great Depression.