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Below is a sample breakdown of the Great Depression chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||The Great Depression||Speculation, consumer credit, and the stock market crash of 1929|
|Tuesday||American social and economic issues of the 1920s||American migration, the Dust Bowl, unemployment|
|Wednesday||President Hoover's economic policies||Associationalism, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, federal government expansion|
|Thursday||Roosevelt's New Deal||New Deal programs proposed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the National Recovery Administration, the Social Security Act, and the National Labor Relations Act|
|Friday||Pre-World War II foreign policy of the Roosevelt administration||From isolationism to interventionism, the Good Neighbor Policy, the Lend-Lease Act|
1. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact
In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.
2. The Great Depression: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and Other Causes
October 29, 1929, marked the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States. Learn about this event, including the factors that contributed to the collapse of the American economy.
3. America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues
The Great Depression was a period of economic hardship for a majority of Americans. Learn about the devastating conditions created by the Depression and the American response to the tragedy.
4. President Herbert Hoover and the Great Depression
During his tenure, President Herbert Hoover attempted to end the Great Depression. Learn about his various policies in dealing with the economic collapse and their overall impact on the Depression in this video lesson.
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
In this lesson, you will explore the government programs collectively called the New Deal as the nation attempted to recover from economic crisis following the Great Depression.
6. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First New Deal: The First 100 Days
President Franklin Roosevelt's first New Deal program represented an aggressive legislative campaign to relieve American suffering and end the Great Depression. Learn more about the first 100 days of the New Deal.
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second New Deal
President Franklin Roosevelt's second New Deal represented a more conservative approach to battling the Great Depression. Learn more about the program, including its legislation and legacy.
8. Franklin D. Roosevelt's Foreign Policy Prior to World War II
President Franklin D. Roosevelt's foreign policy focused on moving the United States from isolation to intervention. Learn more about Roosevelt's foreign policy on the eve of the Second World War.
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