The New Deal Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teacher’s key for easy marking. It contains 42 questions based on a Crash Course U.S. history video and the history.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the Crash Course U.S. history video:The New Deal. The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. The election of FDR, his first 100 days in office, and the multitude of government organizations which were created under the New Deal are all reviewed. The video first breaks down the First New Deal and gives detailed information regarding its policies. The National Recovery Administration, the Glass Stegall Act, the Public Works Administration, the Tennessee Valley Administration, and the Agricultural Adjustment Act are all explained. The Supreme Court and its unwillingness to allow so much government intervention and FDR's attempt to stack the bench is also reviewed. The Second New Deal is examined as is the Wagner Act, union involvement, and the Social Security Act. The change in American political parties, especially the Democratic Party, is examined as is how the New Deal changed American politics. Following the video, student will go to the history.com website and read an article about the New Deal. Many of the government acts and programs mentioned in the video are reviewed to give students better understanding about how they worked. The article also goes on to explain that it wasn't until the outbreak of World War 2 that saw the end of the Great Depression.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.