The Supreme Court: FDR and the Court

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What do FDR, the New Deal, and the Supreme Court have in common? All three were involved in a court case that granted a maid back wages, so she received the minimum wage at the time—a case in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of individual workers. The resource includes a video, discussion questions, and background material to acquaint scholars the ins and outs of the case, one that still resonates today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend learning by showing another video with more details about FDR's presidency for context
  • Make the topic more relatable by comparing the case to minimum wage issues in current events
Classroom Considerations

  • Participants need a device with Internet access

  • Includes support materials
  • Works well for any grade in high school

  • None
Common Core