In order to create curiosity and interest a special area/ learning center should be set up in the room for students to explore and discover about the era of the Great Depression. Contents of the center could include but are not limited to a library of a variety of children’s books from the 1930’s, a photographic library of images from the 1930’s, and realia/props representing items used and popular during the 1930’s. Examples of possible books are The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Mr. Popper’s Penguin by Florence and Richard Atwater and The Dick and Jane Series by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp. Realia included in the center could be the popular board game Monopoly, jacks, a china doll or two and any 1930’s replications of items such as a radio, lamp, telephone, etc. As we read and children begin researching the era they will also be encouraged to make additions of their discoveries in the center. This will not only support the English language Learners develop and build academic content vocabulary but will promote curiosity and ownership for all students in their learning.