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Economic Episodes in American History: The Great Depression
David Wheelock, vice president and deputy director of Research, gave a presentation on “The Great Depression” on July 11, 2013, as part of an economic education workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Watch videos of the presentation
Great Depression Q&A
St. Louis Fed Economist Dave Wheelock is an expert on the economics of the Great Depression. He sat down recently to answer some questions about parallels between the Great Depression and the current recession.
The Great Depression Curriculum Interview Series
Byron and Sam were entering the workforce when the Great Depression began. Margaret was 12 and lived on a farm. Raymond and Anna Marie were young children.
Listen to their stories
Potato: A Tale from the Great Depression
Looking for a Great Depression teaching tool for younger children? This lesson for 7- to 9-year-olds helps students differentiate between goods, services, barter, and money. Students are led through several rounds of a barter activity that incorporates math skills.
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