This image from the 1930’s shows how the stock market crash caused a rise in unemployment numbers. The long line of people in this image shows how people were not able to afford food. The Great Depression was impacting the citizens and poverty was becoming a big issue. Americans began to die of starvation. Soup kitchens and breadlines were there to provide aid for those who were unemployed and struggling financially.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library Click on the 1930-1939 Decade. This will give you a good place to start for multi-purpose information; however, if you come upon information from Wikipedia, you are not to use this as a source.
The People History (Click on the 1930s decade.)
Infoplease (Search year-by-year in the 1930s decade.)
Topic 1: The Great Depression
Timeline from PBS American Experience
Awesome Stories in History Causes of the Great Depression Click on Great Depression: Provides other information and links about The Great Depression.
University of Wisconsin Lecture with pertinent points about the Great Depression
University of Virginia America in the 1930s
Infohio.org (Database) Click on 9-12 Resources. World Book Advanced (general information only)
Topic 2: Migrant Workers and the Dust Bowl Electronic Resources
Library of Congress – American Memories
Cimarron County Chamber of Commerce Museum (in Oklahoma)
Library of Congress (The Migrant Experience)
Topic 3: John Steinbeck
Nobel Prize Site
Infohio.org Click on 9-12 Resources. Biography Reference Bank and Literary Reference Center
C-Span American Writers
Topic 4: American Dream
American Radio Works — Public Radio
Xavier University — The American Dream