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The Crash and The New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did the stock market crash in 1929 when everything seemed to be going so well in the 1920s? Analyze the economic choices of the times that caused the crash and the Great Depressions occur. Hard hitting economics and the policies of...
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F.D.R. and the New Deal

For Teachers 11th Standards
Discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate the hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
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The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Find out about FDR's vision and the New Deal plan that helped pull America out of the Great Depression. The presentation focuses New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the...
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The Dust Bowl: An Economic and Environmental American Tragedy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Many of us focus on the causes and effects of the Dust Bowl as it relates to people. Why not shift the focus of cause and effects to how the Dust Bowl affected the environment. Here is a different take on the tried-and-true Dust Bowl...
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Why Study Economic Downturns?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Research and connect America's current economic downturn with the 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression.
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The Great Depression and Everyday Life

For Teachers 11th
Examine everyday life during the Great Depression, as well as the effects if the Depression on American population, society, and economy. Learners write who, what, where, when, and why summaries of a person who relocated to California...
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Jazz In America

For Teachers K - 12th
Students gain a fundamental understanding of the role of jazz in the Harlem Renaissance. They explain its historical significance and cultural implications.
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Great Depression: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Add this presentation to your unit on the Great Depression as a strong informational supplement. With clear learning objectives, details on the 1929 stock market crash, and the effects of the Great Depression (though it's spelled...
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FDR's Tree Army: Personal Turning Points in the CCC

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What's the "deal" with the Civilian Conservation Corps? Primary sources help historians discover the impact of this landmark legislation. After an introductory slideshow and 7-minute video, groups analyze packets of images and a primary...
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The Brief American Pageant: The Great Depression and the New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Experience the soaring highs and crashing lows of the 1920's and 1930's in this stark presentation. Though brief at eight slides (two are title slides), the graphs and maps would make a good accompaniment to your unit on the Great...
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The New Deal: The Works Progress Administration

For Teachers 8th - 11th
How did American begin to come out of the Great Depression? Viewers will be intrigued to find one of the answers in this presentation, which details the Works Progress Administration. The slides detail various parts of the WPA with...
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America's Economy: Sorrow And Hope

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover how Americans found the hope that broke the Great Depression. In this American economics activity, students watch "America's Economy: Sorrow and Hope." Students then discuss the implications of the depression and...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate the implications of economic fallout. For this Great Depression lesson, 7th graders analyze political cartoons and documents about the era. Students then conduct further primary source research about the toll...
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The Great Depression (1920–1940)

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history instructional activity, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about the Great Depression. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive instructional activity.
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President FDR and the New Deal

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars explore the New Deal and President FDR. For this Great Depression lesson, students listen to an FDR Broadcast (Fireside Chat) and read sections in their textbooks. Then, in small groups young scholars design and create a...
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The Three R's: Relief, Recovery and Reform through the New Deal Programs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore how the United States recovered from the Great Depression.  In this history lesson plan, students research a chosen program that was implemented by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then create an informational brochure or...
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African-Americans and the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the responsibilities of the Civilian Conservation Corps. In this New Deal lesson, students analyze the impact that the inclusion of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps made on race relations in the...
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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Rise of Social Reform in the 1930's

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Eleventh graders explore the various roles that Eleanor Roosevelt took on. In this US History lesson, 11th graders analyze the views that Eleanor Roosevelt held as an advocate for social justice. Students evaluate her contributions to...
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New Deal SAC

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the New Deal.  In this U.S. history instructional activity, students read and analyze several documents related to the New Deal.  Students form two teams and decide whether the New Deal was a success or a failure based...
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The Crash, the Dust, and the New Deal

For Teachers 7th
Students explore the Great Depression. In this American history lesson, students examine primary sources in order to research the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Dust Bowl, and the Neal Deal. Students study the impact on these events on...
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The Great Depression: Eating on a Shoestring

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the realities of feeding a family on a very limited budget by comparing the cost of living in the 1930s to the cost of living today. Using primary documents and technology to make the comparison, they identify...
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Economic Crash and Recovery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compile research notes on the Great Depression through library and internet research. They research a New Deal policy and orally present their findings in order to create a class matrix on the different New Deal policies of the...
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A New Deal for the Arts - WPA Photographs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine school life during the 1930s. They discuss the Great Depression and the New Deal, examine and discuss photographs from the Library of Congress website, and complete a worksheet about school life during the Great Depression.
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FDR's First Inaugural Address

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students, in groups, describe a photo to the class. They determine which New Deal program is depicted in each of the images based on the research they conducted.