Social Studies 8 Unit 3.1

1920s & 1930s Rise and Fall

8.3.1 analyse the impact of changing technology and socioeconomic conditions on differing prosperities and lifestyles in the 1920s and 1930s

• identify the factors leading to prosperity in the 1920s
• examine the impact of new technology on lifestyles in the 1920s
• analyse the causes of the Great Depression
• determine the effect of the Great Depression on economic, social and political conditions in the 1930s

The Great Escape

A Whole Lot of Trouble
Tell me now brother, “How’d it go down–
Your homesteading in a western town?”
“Oh brother, it ain’t gone right
Dust clouds boiled up as dark as night
A man can’t reap if a man can’t sow
Oh how I wish we never did go
I lost my tractor and I lost my cow
But I don’t give a damn about them now
Lost a whole lotta money but I don’t care
‘Cause I left our little baby there
There’s a whole lotta trouble Oklahoma way
And dust piling up on a little girl’s grave”