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Social Security: 5 Day Lesson

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Did the New Deal fundamentally shift the role of the American government in the economy? Your class members will examine the interpretations of various historians in answering this question, and use a variety of primary and secondary source documents to offer their own conclusion for this inquiry question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • This is an excellent way to begin a discussion of historical accuracy and analysis as a whole, and the importance of reviewing sources when reading a secondary source document
Classroom Considerations
  • If you would prefer to cover the same material but within a shorter timeframe, the publisher has provided a 1-day and 3-day lesson option
  • Extensive collection of activity materials included
  • Excellent lesson structure, particularly for focusing on primary source analysis
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