Kit Kittredge is the American Girl whose story is set in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression. She is probably my favorite of all the American Girls mostly because I love her clothes, and it is nearly impossible to destroy her hair. Last Friday, we studied the 1930's era surrounding Kit's life for week five of our American Girl class.
Kit is studious and resourceful. In her stories, we often read about her encounters with those who have been displaced by the Great Depression. We discussed the symbols hobos used during that time to notify each other of various opportunities. For this reason, we opted to make chalkboards during our craft time. It was an enjoyable class with a take-home craft that should last awhile.