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America the Story of Us: Bust

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Boom turns to bust when the stock market crash ushers in the Great Depression. Dust storms blanket the Midwest in darkness. However, Roosevelt's New Deal signals recovery, and thousands of Americans find work on projects like the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore. As shown on the History Channel. Part of the “America the Story of Us” series.

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Runtime: 44 minutes 2 seconds

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Season 1 / Ep 1
43 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Season 1 / Ep 3
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Season 1 / Ep 4
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Season 1 / Ep 5
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Season 1 / Ep 6
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Season 1 / Ep 7
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Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 8
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Season 1 / Ep 9
44 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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America the Story of Us
Season 1 / Ep 10
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Grade Level: 9 - 12

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    CAMILLE B. (KNOXVILLE, TN)
    February 14th, 2019 at 10:17 AM

    The "America the Story of Us" series is spectacular! Students love it!

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    Kelly H. (Raleigh, NC)
    April 5th, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Students loved watching this. They never lost focus. Really good information about the stock market crash and the early 30s.

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    Sheryl W. (Mattoon, IL)
    February 23rd, 2017 at 03:55 PM

    Very interesting. My students remained interested throughout the video.

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    Anonymous (VANCOUVER, WA)
    November 7th, 2016 at 03:25 PM

    It was an excellent overview of the Great Depression and the events that occurred at the same time. I will use it again next year.

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    Rich H. (Fair Oaks, CA)
    May 11th, 2016 at 04:28 PM

    Great for US History as enrichment.