Teach PA History
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

Extensions 1. Students could write a thank you letter to Eleanor for the action she took on their behalf. 2. Students could rewrite one of the letters making corrections to the spelling and grammatical errors. 3. Students could study the art created by artists employed by the Works Progress Administration and design their own poster advertising one of the New Deal programs such as National Youth Administration or Civilian Conservation Corps. 4. Students can learn about the 1929 Stock Market crash and be given an introduction to economic concepts such as investing and saving plans. 5. Have students investigate in more depth the different government programs Franklin Delano Roosevelt created as a part of his New Deal to help the nation recover. Students can ultimately uncover what it was that ended the Great Depression for America (production for World War II).

Field Trips

Johnstown Flood Museum
304 Washington Avenue Johnstown, PA 814-539-1889; 888-222-1889 Although this museum features information and exhibits about the Johnstown Flood, it also has exhibits that examine the topic of the Great Depression's effect on the community.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Directly on US Rt. 6 at Denton Hill, west of Galeton (814) 435-2652
Besides telling the story of the early cutting of the forest, this museum also tells about the work that thousands of out-of-work men who worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The museum's visitor hours are Monday through Sunday, 9:00 - 5:00, April through November. Closed December through March and holidays except Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. Admission is charged

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