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The Early New Deal
Ninth graders create a Powerpoint presentation after researching one of the many topics that were involved with President Roosevelt's New Deal programs.
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Was it a New Deal or a Raw Deal?
Students investigate the facets of the New Deal. In this Great Depression lesson, students research primary documents to explore the pros and cons of the New Deal legislation. Students respond to 1930's newspaper editorials regarding...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Freedom Rides of 1961
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Plessy v. Ferguson & the Roots of Segregation
How far in the past do the roots of Jim Crow and segregation extend? Your young historians will closely consider this question using detailed PowerPoint slides as a basis for discussion rather than lecture, and culminating in an activity...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Great Depression: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
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...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
20th Centrury Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
14 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Social Security: 3 Day Lesson
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable