Making Do or Doing Without


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The Dirty Thrities

How did people in Southern Alberta "make do" during the Great Depression?

Accession number 20011020036


Stock Market

Learn how the stock market worked (and crashed) in an interactive simulation.



Learn how the Great Depression affected families and communities in Southern Alberta

Length: 90 minutes      Cost: $45 per class.

Written to complement the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:

5.3.4  Assess, critically, how economic booms and crashes affected ways of life in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: In what ways did the Great Depression of the 1930s affect ways of life in urban and rural communities?