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Allow students to both become experts on a New Deal program, and propose it to the rest of their class for a simulation of a Congressional vote! Creates motivation and competition to present the best case.
This lesson will introduce the students to the New Deal programs implemented by the Roosevelt Administration. We will cover the “alphabet soup” list of programs used to create job growth and strengthen American infrastructure. Students will also be researching individual New Deal programs, and present and defend it in front of their class.
Students will be experiencing this lesson after already knowing the causes of the Depression, the effects it had on average Americans, and the path the country chose in the election of 1932. Because of the previous lesson, the students should also have a fairly basic understanding of the difference between the Hoover approach and that of Roosevelt.
This lesson package includes:
- Lesson plan
- Power Point
- Project / rubric