The New Deal: Revolution or Reform?

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Scholars weigh in on FDR's New Deal policies in an in-depth activity. The resource uses historical documents to explore whether the New Deal polices were reformatory or revolutionary. Learners review documents, rate them using a scale, and complete a worksheet. Young historians also participate in group discussion to share their thoughts on the legacy of the New Deal. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare FDR's New Deal policies to other presidents' reform efforts 
  • Guide a group discussion on academics' opinions of the New Deal 
Classroom Considerations
  • A portion of the activity is completed online
  • The resource is a good practice for primary source analysis  
  • Activity is completed in small groups to help all pupils be successful  
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