America in color photos, 1939-1943

The Library of Congress is a national treasure as far as we’re concerned. So many amazing resources for teaching students about the American experience over the years.

We came across this amazing online exhibit, Bound for Glory: America in Color, and wanted to highlight a few as well as providing the link to the entire exhibit.

Taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI), there are 70 amazing images of the effects of the Great Depression and WWII available online.

For more resources on teaching this era check out our resources:

US History PowerPoints – 1930s | WW II Causes | WW II

Simulation games:

World History PowerPoints –

The 1930s

The Great Depression and New Deal characterized the decade and left a permanent mark on the American landscape both physically and psychologically.

Our 1930s PowerPoint details the major causes and events during the era.

We have included in this post a copy of some of the lecture terms and two crossword puzzles (puzzle 1, puzzle 2) linked to the lecture terms from the PowerPoint presentation.