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Canadian Theme Unit
The Great Depression in Canada

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit


The Great Depression in Canada
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.87

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    britain, trekkers, lasted, camps, stayed, lived, buggy, hitch, jobs, goods, lumber, government, sticks, during, money, country
     content words:    Great Depression, British Columbia, Prime Minister Bennett, Mackenzie King, National Bank, World War Two


The Great Depression in Canada
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Do you get hungry? What do you do? Do you make yourself a sandwich? What if you had no food?
 
2     There was a time when few people had money. Jobs were hard to find. There was little money for food.
 
3     Many people were unhappy. What could they do?
 
4     In the 1930s, there was very little rain. Crops would not grow. People could not grow food.
 
5     The farmers could not sell crops for money. They left their farms. They went to the cities to look for work. There was no work in the cities.
 
6     This time was called the Great Depression. It hurt all the people in Canada. Some were hurt more than others. Nearly one-third of the people had no jobs.
 
7     Some people thought it would be short. It was not. It lasted for ten long years.
 
8     The government tried to help. It gave money to many families to keep them from starving.

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