Education Program, Buffalo State College
The Great Depression of the
1930's was a significant period of American history, influencing an entire
generation. Many popular pieces of American literature read in school are
set during this era. However, today's teachers and students, their parents,
and perhaps even grandparents have all grown up in a society far different
from the world of the Great Depression.
This site aims to develop students'
understanding of the Depression era and to enrich understanding of literature
set during the period.
While using this site's activities,
-investigate Web materials
providing background on the time and culture
-read non-fiction personal
memoirs about growing up during the Depression
-connect Web-based activities
to novels set during the Depression
Click on the following links
to explore the site's resources (best viewed using Internet Explorer 5.0