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Showing Grade 11, Unit 6, The Great Depression and the New Deal
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Political Cartoons and the TVA

Description: Political cartoons have been popular since Ben Franklin published "Join or Die" prior to the American Revolution. Part of what makes this medium so appealing is that it demands reader participation. You must put visual and verbal clues together in order to "get it." Here is your chance to try. Standard 11.6.4

Author: Stanlee Bimberg, Bank Street School

Lesson ID: 833

Powerful Consumers: Exploring Boycotts Past and Present

Description: Explore the concept of a consumer boycott andpotential results that boycotts may bring. Then work in small groups to examine boycotts from multiple perspectives and create posters illustrating your research. Useful resource to learn about the tools of labor and specifically the United Farm Workers union. Standards 11.6.5, 12.3.1 civics, 12.2.5 and 12.4.1 economics

Author: Elyse Fischer, The New York Times Learning Network, Sanda Balaban, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 843

Relief !

Description: After the New Deal programs began to be implemented in 1933, relief in the form of help to supply basic necessities began to flow down to the states from the federal government. Relief committees were set up on the county level to purchase and distribute food to the needy. Following the principle of offering "a hand up, not a hand out," government programs of relief concentrated on supplying only essential foods to the truly destitute. What supplies would you have ordered?

Author: Alabama State Archives

Lesson ID: 885

Rondal Partridge: Photographer of the Great Depression

Description: Examine and interpret photgraphs taken by Depression Era photographer Rondal Partridge. See for yourself how the Great Depression affected people's lives.


Lesson ID: 916

Roosevelt and the Supreme Court: Constitutional Issues

Description: This activity asks students to examine documents from the National Archives relating to Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court in order to get his New Deal legislation declared Constitutional. Students analyze the main ideas of the documents and determine the constitutional issues which made the president's action controversial. Standards 11.6.2 and 12.7.1

Author: Digital Classroom - National Archives

Lesson ID: 917

Spelling "Help" in a New Way

Description: The New Deal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a host of new federal agencies popularly known as "alphabet" agencies because they were referred to by their initials. Charged with a variety of tasks intended to offer economic relief, recovery, and reform, a handful of these agencies were created to put people to work on public projects. Young people were especially targeted in an effort to provide employment and job training while improving American communities. Analyze the purpose and results of these programs through primary documents and news articles. Did the New Deal work? Standard 11.6.4

Author: Alabama State Archives

Lesson ID: 970

Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt

Description: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born to a family of wealth and social position on January 30, 1882, at Springwood, the family's estate in Hyde Park, New York. In 1905, the year of their marriage, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were invited to share Springwood with Franklin's mother, Sara Roosevelt. Over their years of public service Franklin and Eleanor lived there at least part of the time, raising their five children at Franklin's lifelong home. During Roosevelt's career, Springwood became incorporated into his public life. In this lesson students relate the accomplishments of FDR to the environment in which they were made. Standard 11.6.2 and 11.7.4

Author: Teaching with Historic Places

Lesson ID: 1583

Streamlines and Breadlines

Description: Learn about the growth and development of cities in America from 1920 through 1940. Immigration, the migration of African- Americans from the South to the urban centers of the North, industrialization, and the Great Depression all affected cities during this period. View two sets of images from Thirteen/WNET's AMERICAN VISIONS Web site. Choose one image from each group, and compare and contrast the images in an essay. Standards 11.5.7 and 11.6.2

Author: Thirteen Ed Online

Lesson ID: 986

The Fed Today

Description: These lessons show how the Federal Reserve works beginning with a video on the Fed and the history of money and banking in the U.S. Then it asks "Is the Fed public or private?" and examines the Fed's role in making and setting monetary policy. Lastly, the lessons examine how the Fed protects the nation's money and helps to keep banks sound. Standards 8.4.3, 11.6.1, and economics 12.3.3 and 12.3.4

Author: Education Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Lesson ID: 1031

The New Deal: North Carolina's Reconstruction?

Description: You are a representative of the WPA and your assignment is to write a report on a North Carolina resident who lived during both the Reconstruction and Depression eras. Using the American Life Histories, 1936-1940 from the American Memory Collection and additional print and electronic sources, you "interview" one of these older Americans to create a historically accurate, sensory rich illustration of what it was like to be an American in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Standards 8.11.1, 8.11.4 , 11.5.2, and 11.6.4

Author: Jackie Brooks and Deborah Pendleton, The Library of Congress

Lesson ID: 1054

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