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Great Depression Survival Handout

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Date: _____________________________
CHC2D1: Canadian History since World War I
Name: _______________________________
Strand C: 1929-1945
Could You Survive the Great Depression?
1932 Prices
Imagine:
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You live in a beat-up old apartment in the city. You are married and have 3 children (ages 4, 7, 12). You
lost your job and you can only budget $2.50 of your income on food for the week.
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You must go to the nearest grocery store and use all of this money to buy food and necessities for your
family. Attached is a price list.
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You must try to get enough food so your family does not starve and do not suffer from malnutrition.
Assume that you have access to water.
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The last thing you must do is create a meal plan (recipes) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week.
Make sure to write down how much of the product you are using. (For example: half a pound of chicken
and 3 potatoes.) You cannot use more than you bought.
Grocery List
Cost to You
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CHC2D1: Canadian History since World War I
Strand C: 1929-1945
Meal Plan
Day
Breakfast
Lunch
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Dinner