Timeline Introduction: What Was So Turbulent About the Thirties? Chapter One: Boom to Bust Chapter Two: Not a Job in Sight Chapter Three: A New Deal Chapter Four: A Dusty Disaster Chapter Five: Daily Life in the 1930s Chapter Six: Science, Inventions, and the World of Tomorrow Chapter Seven: War and Recovery Glossary Resources Index
Marcia Amidon Lusted has written over 80 books for young readers, many on historical subjects. As an assistant editor for Cobblestone Publishing and its award-winning history magazines, she has written widely on many different historical eras. Her books for Nomad Press include The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz and Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change. Marcia lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces; Cities: Discover How They Work; and Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana.
Praise for The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal. Booklist Online Exclusive: January 7, 2016 "... appealing and engaging support for American history students trying to make sense of the Great Depression." Praise for Other books by Marcia Amidon Lusted: Civic Unrest: Investigate The Struggle For Social Change Michael Yell, National Board Certified middle school social studies teacher "With its lively writing, investigations, role playing, and QR codes, Civic Unrest will have students immersing themselves in an exploration of ideas, events, and questions. This is social studies." Corey Joyce, 8th grade teacher "Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change is an excellent overview of the historical and contemporary issues surrounding citizen driven advocacy for change throughout the world." Shea Territo,13 years old, Parents of the Revolution "As a child who is experienced on the subject of civic disobedience, I feel Civic Unrest is a great way for other kids to learn how to fight for their rights. It also has given me a fresh reminder of what has happened in the past, and what is happening in our world today." The Roaring Twenties: Discover the Era of Prohibition, Flappers, and Jazz Booklist "... Two aspects of the book stand out. First, the QR code links to primary source documents, photos, and film clips; and second, the Inquire & Investigate section of each chapter, which challenges students to compare and contrast events of that era with events that have occurred since that time..." Library Media Connection "This engaging and insightful read into the 1920s can be used as a supplementary textbook in an American History class. Lusted's writing captures the decade, offering all its vitality with an encompassing overview of the era. As the narration gains its footing, the text flows seamlessly ... a valuable addition to a library looking to update its history collection." Recommended Anne Shaw, Director, 21st Century Schools "... Nomad Press is one of the very best resources available to teachers for creating truly spectacular learning experiences for their students." Other books in the series: Praise for Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA Booklist "What do dimples, a widow's peak, and a cleft chin all have in common? Genetics! Beginning with a time line and an introduction to the study of heredity, this entry in the Inquire and Investigate series explains genetics in eight chapters that build upon one another... Each chapter concludes with easy-to-follow inquiry-based activities and experiments that emphasize the scientific method and help students understand the topic. Numerous cartoons, facts, and QR codes that link to videos add further interest. Although the book can be used independently, it will be better appreciated with some background knowledge. A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics." Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation Winner of a 2013 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award Booklist "Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method ... an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource."