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F.D.R. and the New Deal

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
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The Great Depression and FDR's New Deal

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Find out about FDR's vision and the New Deal plan that helped pull America out of the Great Depression. The presentation focuses New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the...
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The Crash and The New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did the stock market crash in 1929 when everything seemed to be going so well in the 1920s? Analyze the economic choices of the times that caused the crash and the Great Depressions occur. Hard hitting economics and the policies of...
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New Deal Programs in Alabama

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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A New Deal for the Arts - WPA Photographs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Great Depression and New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The five activities outlined in this resource packet engage class members in projects that ask them to research the causes and the effects, both national and local, of the Great Depression and the New Deal policies of FDR.
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Sort It Out--New Deal Programs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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....
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Roosevelt's New Deal

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine what President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal was, examine the New Deal programs, and realize how the New Deal still affects American lifes today. They search the Internet for information about these topics in this...
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Social Policy: Crash Course Government and Politics #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From the birth of the New Deal during the Great Depression to today's debate on Social Security, the government has had its hand in social reform. Should the government take care of, and pay for, every social issue in the nation?...
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The New Deal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did the New Deal end the Great Depression? Did it destroy American freedom or expand the definition of liberty? In addition to reviewing the traditional alphabet soup of government programs, this video will offer your learners the...
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The Great Depression and The New Deal

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Great Depression worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer and 20 identification questions about the depression, historical figures during the time period, and New Deal legislation.
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Was it a New Deal or a Raw Deal?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the facets of the New Deal. In this Great Depression lesson, students research primary documents to explore the pros and cons of the New Deal legislation. Students respond to 1930's newspaper editorials regarding...
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The New Deal: Domestic Policies (5)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive American history activity, students answer 20 fill in the blank questions regarding the domestic policies of the New Deal. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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New Deal Agencies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify examples of government intervention during crisis. In this New Deal lesson, students play a game to place descriptions and names to abbreviations of New Deal Agencies. Students interview a person who lived through the...
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The Great Depression - FDR and the New Deal

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students consider the role that government should play in economics. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze New Deal legislation to develop an informed opinion about the public programs and then present their findings to their...
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The Great Depression and the New Deal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine New Deal legislation. In this Great Depression lesson, students read the listed materials in order to gain insight into what American citizens thought about New Deal legislation when it was passed.
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New Deal Programs: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research New Deal programs. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of the effects of the depression and how WPA programs and other New Deal programs impacted people's...
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Chapter 18 – The New Deal

For Students 9th - 12th
In this U.S. history worksheet, learners read assigned textbook pages regarding New Deal policies and respond to 47 short answer questions.
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The New Deal: Domestic Policies (1)

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive American history instructional activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions regarding the policies of the New Deal. Students may check their answers immediately.
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The New Deal: Domestic Policies (3)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the domestic policies of the New Deal. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The New Deal: Domestic Policies (2)

For Students 10th - 12th
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding FDR's New Deal. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Great Depression and the New Deal

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars create a timeline detailing the events of the Great Depression to identify causes of the Great Depression. Then students organize the programs created by the New Deal using a graphic organizer.
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The Works Progress Administration and the New Deal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research the Depression Era and how it contributed to the formation of the Works Progress Administration. After research, they create a skit to illustrate life during the Depression and the role of the Works Progress...
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The Three R's: Relief, Recovery and Reform through the New Deal Programs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how the United States recovered from the Great Depression.  In this history instructional activity, students research a chosen program that was implemented by Franklin D. Roosevelt, then create an informational brochure...