What is the Legacy of the New Deal?

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Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading selections as evidence. On the day of the seminar, learners first discuss in small groups and then come together for a whole-class Socratic seminar about the New Deal.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes a writing assignment page, basic rubric, reflection sheet, annotation handout, and sample essay
  • Two-step seminar process will help class members formulate their ideas and practice presenting their main points
Cons

  • Lesson procedures are not described in great detail
  • Some parts of the assignment are unclear or vague