Progressivism and The New Deal

Bust those trusts! Scholars investigate the Progressive Era leading to the New Deal in America. They examine the impact legislation had on attempting to control big business in the United States. Are there any parallels to today? 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students make lists of what they already know about the topic and have them add new facts as they watch the video
  • Place photos of the Progressive Presidents (i.e. Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson) along with Franklin D. Roosevelt around the room prior to the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires sufficient audio and visual equipment
Pros

  • Quick video of factual information on Progressivism and the New Deal, which is great as a preview or review of the era
  • Audio and visual learners both benefit from the video
Cons