Unit Overview 

A reading of A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck demonstrates how small acts of philanthropy were possible, even during the Great Depression. Students learn about government philanthropy through the work of the C.C.C. and the W.P.A. during the Great Depression. As a final project, the students plant some tree seedlings in their community.

Service Experience 
Students will create a visual presentation of a C.C.C. camp in their classroom. As a service learning project, students will plant trees in their community.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Roosevelt's Tree Army
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
3
4
5

Students will learn basic terms and vocabulary related to the Great Depression. After listening to A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck, students will understand how small acts of philanthropy were possible, even during these difficult times. Students will identify acts of philanthropy and illustrate one act through a creative presentation.