A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. I think this is definitely the case with helping children understand the Great Depression. Children of the Great Depression is another great book for teachers and parents who are teaching on this topic.
The book is full of remembrances and comments by those who were children during the Great Depression. Accompanying these stories are poignant photographs from the time. Many of them will be hard for children of today to comprehend because the lives people lived during the Great Depression were full of such desperation.
Children of the Great Depression
The book contains a good variety of topics that will be of interest to children.
The chapters in the book include:
- Picturing the Great Depression
- “The Sight of My Father Crying”
- “Ill-Housed, Ill-Clad, Ill-Nourished”
- In and Out of School
- Kids at Work
- “Okie, Go Home!”
- Boxcar Kids
- The Lone Ranger and Captain Midnight
- A Brighter Tomorrow
Overall, a solid book for exploring how children experienced the Great Depression.
This is part of my 10 Days of Learning from The Great Depression series.