Unit Plan

Unit 12: A New Deal in Georgia

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How much money do you need to survive in your city? Individuals try to answer the question using an economic simulation and primary source analysis. After they create their budgets—and handle some of life's curve balls—young historians consider whether the ideals of the New Deal have reached their full potential. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge scholars to create a budget in their cities using the economic simulation activity
  • Ask pupils whether everyone has equal opportunities after examining Roosevelt's New Deal era speeches included with the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is 12th in a 19-part The President's Travels series
  • Simulation activity is engaging and appeals to a variety of learners
  • Activities are easily adaptable to diverse classroom settings
  • Many links on lesson plan are broken
  • Connection between Jimmy Carter and the activities is not clear