The Great Depression

  1. Why do you believe that movies, sports and other forms of entertainment became so popular during the Great Depression?
  2. Why do you believe that the game of Monopoly became so popular at the time?
  3. What role does race, sex and class play in these cultural elements?
  4. It is safe to say that these cultural elements are still popular today. Is the cause of their popularity today the same as the Great Depression? In other words, do we like these things for the same reasons that people did back then?