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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Thomas LavenPeriod 7Jim the BoyTony Earley2000 Did you know....- During the Great Depression 50% of children did not have adequate food or shelter- Corn is a cereal crop that is part of the grass family- Juices and soft drinks like Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain corn sweeteners- A bushel of corn can sweeten 400 cans of soft drink- Krispy Kreme donuts originate from North Carolina Theme: Understanding circumstances, appreciating what one has, and growing from difficultiesSetting: Small town North Carolina 1930's on a large corn farmPlot: Jim is a young teenage boy who tries to get involved with farm work and goes to a newly built school. He tries his best to make friends, but doesn't get along very well with the boys from "the other side of town"Main character: The book starts out on Jim's tenth birthday, but his age eventually gets into the teens. He is a smart, kind, and well brought up boy who sometimes can get a little jealous. All he wants is to be like his three uncles who take care of his mother and the farm. His father died when he was very young, so the three uncles are his father figures. American Legion Memorial Stadium (WPA) North Carolina Population:1930- 3 million 2010- 9.5 millionUnemployment Rate1930- 28%2014- 7% 1930 food prices:Bread- $0.08 Butter- $0.28Milk- $0.10 centsMeat- $0.39 cents (lb) Present day food prices:Bread- $1.90Butter- $3.00 (lb)Milk- $3.60Meat- $2.98 (lb)
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