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Social Security: 3 Day Lesson

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What does social security reveal about the political and social culture of the 1930s? After beginning with a brief introductory video on the impact of the Great Depression and how various Americans, such as Huey Long and Francis Townsend, proposed to solve the unemployment crisis, pupils will then engage in primary source analysis by examining and designing social security posters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • In order to enhance the process of analyzing historical posters, take a look at some modern advertisements or posters to grab the attention of your students and engage in a more relevant and familiar topic as an extension assignment or optional introductory activity
Classroom Considerations
  • The publisher also offers this same lesson plan for shorter and longer durations (i.e. 1-day and 5-day lessons) to suit whatever your unique curriculum needs may be
  • Well-organized and intentional lesson plan, with materials designed directly to support the learning process
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