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This product will give the teacher everything they need to successfully implement an inductive learning lesson on the New Deal, its programs and impact on America. This lesson is for USH TEKS:
16D: Compare New Deal policies and its opponents’ approaches to resolving economic effects of Great Depression.
16E: Describe how various New Deal agencies and programs continue to affect the lives of U.S. citizens.
How this works: The lessons is designed to be an inductive lesson.
Basically and inductive lesson flips the script. Instead of doing the lesson (rule) then having the student show understanding (work examples) you start with the examples then go to the rule. So for this lesson instead of teaching the students about the New Deal programs; how they helped with relief, recovery, reform and still impact us today then have the students complete a worksheet answering basic questions you will challenge them to think! We will begin with the examples. There are 15 New Deal cards in the product that you will need to cut out (use nice thick paper or paste onto construction paper so you can use them throughout the day) for each student group of 3-5 kids. Each group will then sort these cards into groups based on the information provided. The groups they come up with do not matter so long as they give the group a name and can justify why those cards are in that group. What we are looking for here is students being able to analyze, compare and contrast or create patterns based on solid reasoning. I would suggest that if a group puts the cards together by year that you allow them to, have them record it but then do it again a different way, repeating the process. You can give the students post-it notes to write the group name and reason or use the template provided. Walk around the room listening to their conversations and ask questions about their reasoning. Give them about 10-15 minutes to complete this. Have them record their groups. Then ask them to do it again (This is optional. Depends on time and class if this is beneficial to add this challenge) but group them in a different manner. Again they need group names and justification. Next have them complete the reading. Finally, have them answer the essential question to show their understanding.
The Product: The download now includes on level and adapted documents, key vocabulary defined, sentence stems and adapted short answer for ELL, SPED, SIOP and low level learners. These adapted documents can be used in conjunction with or in replace of the on level documents depended on your class make-up.
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The download is a ZIP file that includes to separate Word Doc files. One for the New Deal Reading and one for the New Deal Cards. They are two separate documents because one is landscape and the other is portrait. The files are Word Doc to allow ease of editing for the teachers needs for their classroom or state requirements.
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