Description of ALL materials that are needed to carry out the unit:
(All of these materials are installed and used within the textbook)
History book: This is the book in which the students use to complete the tasks during the lessons that are taught by their teacher. There are activities, resources, visuals such as graphs and pictures, definitions and a bunch of reading all in this textbook. All of the content is installed within the textbook.
Presentation Express: This is a program that includes audio, witness history of the depression, interactive, video and lecture outlines. There are different parts within the Unit that this program is used.
Witness History: An audio recording of people who lived in the great depression and went through different hardships. At different parts of the chapter there are different stories such as Stock Market prosperity, The depression Descends on America, Riding the Rails and Rugged Individualism.
Note Taking Skills: These are points in the chapter in which the teacher would give the students different tasks to complete which are typically done with a worksheet. Some of these are: Semantic map of the causes of the depression, flowchart to track what happened in the U.S. economy, Venn disagree of how the depression affected both urban and rural america, Guided Questioning strategy, and an Outline of President Hoover's response to the depression. All of these tasks are done whiling the students read the chapter in the Unit.
Pictures: In each and every chapter there are pictures that illustrate the great depression. Some of these are of people while other pictures are of graphs/statistics. The pictures range from simple to hard. Each picture has a description of what the pictures meaning is.
Assessments: At the end of each unit there is a progress monitoring assessment which includes: vocabulary, comprehension questions, writing prompts and critical thinking strategies. There is a lot of writing in these assessments.
Chapter Worksheet: Before this unit has began, the students are asked to complete a pre-read chapter worksheet. This test their knowledge of the topic and gives the teacher a better understanding of how and what to teach.
Audio Book: This history book has a audio of the entire book. This can be used for a wide range of reasons: students who do better when they can start and stop when they please and those who are a English Learner. The audio book comes in different languages to ensure that the students are able to use if needed.
Checkpoint Questions: At different points in each chapter of the book, the students are asked to complete different questions. The student will answer the question by writing a piece of notebook paper and then turn it into the teacher. In the teacher's book, it illustrates what a correct answer has to have to ensure that the students are comprehending the materials.