Social Security: 1 Day Lesson

This Social Security: 1 Day Lesson activity & project also includes:

Should the United States provide relief for those who are unemployed? Trace this question back to the Great Depression with your young historians, who will engage in careful reading of historical documents and classroom discussion to evaluate how Americans perceived managing the Great Depression.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • While the website was designed for direct student interaction, it may be easier to project the page and model analysis in whole group discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Options for an extended, more in-depth lesson on similar material are provided in the left-hand menu of the page
  • Pupils should have a solid understanding of how to compose an explanatory essay prior to beginning this lesson
Pros

  • Excellent opportunity to develop historical analysis skills
  • All lesson materials included
  • Well-designed worksheets
Cons

  • None