The New Deal
Eighth graders examine the Great Depression, and read and discuss handouts on the topic in groups. They write letters to the First Lady, addressing a current simulated problem that compares to the Great Depression and the New Deal.
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New Deal Programs in Alabama
New Deal programs are the focus of an activity that prompts middle and high schoolers to consider the end of the Great Depression. Groups examine primary source materials to gain an understanding of how these programs were implemented in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A New Deal for African Americans
Learners consider how New Deal programs impacted African Americans. In this New Deal lesson, students collaborate to research Internet and print sources regarding selected New Deal programs and African Americans. Learners write essays...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The New Deal: The Works Progress Administration
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...
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
A New Deal for the Arts - WPA Photographs
Middle schoolers 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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Social Security: 5 Day Lesson
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...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
President FDR and the New Deal
Students explore the New Deal and President FDR. In this Great Depression lesson, students listen to an FDR Broadcast (Fireside Chat) and read sections in their textbooks. Then, in small groups students design and create a broadcast to...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Sort It Out--New Deal Programs
Learners explore The New Deal. In this cross curriculum fine arts and U.S. history lesson, students work in groups to sort and discuss photographs and artwork from the 20th century representing Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal....
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson 3: Comprehension Aids
Use primary source documents to help young historians understand the New Deal experience for depression-era Americans. The focus of this series of documents and political cartoons is the Tennessee Valley Authority; each source has a set...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History