You should be well on your way to realizing the magnitude of the 1930s.
We have identified problems of the 1920s that set the U.S.A. up for disaster in 1929.
We have evaluated the status of the nation in the 1930s and projected what would happen if people were not there to fix it. Now, you are trying to identify a plan to solve the status of our nation after the Dust Bowl. You will be drawing ideas and improving on what was historically done (hint - I guess this means you have to know what was historically done before branching out).
We have been looking at FDR's first 100 days and the start of President Obama's administration (don't kid yourself if you think that Pres. Wilson isn't coming back in a little bit).
We also have been looking at the War on Terror with the death of Osama bin Laden and the Cuban Missile Crisis led by Pres. JFK.
We have quite a mix of topics going on, given the recent history that has been made, but through intertwining these events, we are providing our mental schema to grapple with the concepts and we eventually will construct our own knowledge/thoughts/beliefs on these topics. It will come full circle and make sense. :)