The

New Deal

The New Deal

$150 for 5 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning

Textbook

We will be using "The Americans" by McDougal Littell. ISBN: 0-395-85182-3. This textbook is available on Thriftbooks.

Homework

Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 

Project

Imagine that you are a worker who has been laid off from his or her job during the Great Depression. You eventually get work through one of the New Deal agencies, such as the CWA, CCC, or WPA. Use your textbook and other sources to gather information about the agency. Then write a diary entry about your experiences over two or three weeks or more. Be sure to include information about the following:

  • Any training you receive

  • The kind of work you do

  • The tools you use

  • The pay you receive 

Students should be ready to present their project to the class in the last session. 

Subjects

History

Ages

13 - 18  years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: A New Deal Fights The Depression

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify Franklin Delano Roosevelt, New Deal, Glass-Steagall Banking  Act of 1933, Federal Securities Act, Agricultural Adjustment Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, National Industrial Recovery Act and Huey Long. 

Students will analyze the lives of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Students will summarize the plans Roosevelt made in the four months he waited to take office. 

Students will explain why bank customers returned their savings to banks.

Students will analyze the two ways the New Deal attempted to assist the unemployed.

Students will examine how the New Deal supported labor organizations.

Students will compare how liberal and conservative critics differed in their opposition to the New Deal. 

Students will explain why people regarded FDR's court packed scheme as a threat to the separation of powers. 

Students will analyze the Townsend Pension Plan.

Students will compare why Charles Coughlin, Francis Townsend and Huey Long disliked about the New Deal.  

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 1 Assessment on page 670.

2) Read pages 671 - 676 in course textbook.

3) Start your course project. 

Session 2: The Second New Deal Takes Hold

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Eleanor Roosevelt, Works Progress Administration, National Youth Administration, Wagner Act and Social Security Act. 

Students will analyze how the Second New Deal helped sharecroppers, migrant workers, and other poor farmers. 

Students will answer the following question and use historical evidence to support their answer. 

1) Do you think work programs like the WPA were a valid use of federal money? Why or why not?

Students will explain why the Wagner Act was significant.

Students will compare and contrast the purpose of all the different New Deal programs.

Students will identify whom Social Security helped. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 2 Assessment on page 676.

2) Read pages 677 - 682 in course textbook.

3) Continue working on your course project.

Session 3: The New Deal Affects Many Groups

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Frances Perkins, Mary McLeod Bethune, John Collier, New Deal Coalition, and Congress of Industrial Organizations

Students will explain why the "Black Cabinet" was important to the Roosevelt administration. 

Students will evaluate the actions and policies of the Roosevelt administration on civil rights.

Students will analyze why life was difficult for farm laborers. 

Students will analyze the deportation of Mexican Americans from the United States, many of whom were citizens. 

Students will explain who the New Deal policies affected organized labor.

Students will summarize why sit-down strikes were an effective bargaining tool. 

Students will analyze the Growing Labor Movement from 1933 - 1940.

Students will explain why urban voters supported Roosevelt. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 3 Assessment on page 682.

2) Read pages 683 - 688 in course textbook.

3) Continue working on your course project.

Session 4: Society and Culture 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Gone with the Wind, Orsen Welles, Grant Wood, Richard Wright, and The Grapes of Wrath. 

Students will summarize why movies were so popular during the 1930's.

Students will analyze the War of the Worlds and The WPA Murals. 

Students will explain why the New Deal funded art projects. 

Students will compare and contrast the purpose of all the different New Deal programs.

Students will summarize how literature of the time reflected issues of the Great Depression.  

Students will answer the following question and use historical evidence to support their answer. 

1) Did literature during the 1930s present a positive or negative view of American society. Explain. 

HOMEWORK

1) Complete Section 4 Assessment on page 688.

2) Read pages 688 - 695 in course textbook.

3) Complete Interact with History Projects on pages 690 and 695.

4) Continue working on your course project. You will present your project in the next session.

Session 5: The Impact of the New Deal

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review their homework, present their course project and their Interact with History Projects.

Students will identify deficit spending, National Labor Relations Board, parity, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Tennessee Valley Authority. 

Students will explain why the industrial production dropped again and unemployment went up again in 1938. 

Students will compare and contrast the different views of how the New Deal affected Americans. 

Students will summarize the impact the New Deal had upon the federal government. 

Students will analyze deficit spending and social security. 

Students will summarize how the Social Security system represented a change from past policies. 

Students will contrast how the New Deal programs benefited and harmed the environment. 

Students will analyze the Tennessee Valley Authority. 

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