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The Great Depression, New Deal & The USA - Chapter Summary
Our teacher resource chapter covers the America during the Great Depression and the development of the New Deal. You can use this information to teach your students about the Wall Street Crash of 1929, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and cultural issues during the Great Depression. Show an entire video lesson in class or use the video tabs feature to skip ahead to just one section of any of the videos. Using these resources to construct your curriculum will give you confidence as you know that what you're teaching is accurate and designed to interest students.
How It Helps
- Eases the planning process: All the resources you need to teach your students about the New Deal, the Great Depression and their impact on the U.S. is provided in this mobile-friendly chapter.
- Includes variety: With topics from the Wall Street Crash and unemployment to the Dust Bowl and the first and Second New Deals, your students will have a thorough understanding of this era of U.S. history.
- Provides flexibility: The sky's the limit to the different types of teaching tools you can use create with our video lessons, including homework assignments, individual or group projects, discussion prompts and handouts.
This chapter is intended to help you teach your students about:
- The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the other causes of the Great Depression
- The culture, unemployment and Dust Bowl in America
- Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal
- FDR's role in the Second New Deal
- The legacy left by the New Deal
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The Legacy of the New Deal
In what was, until that time, one of the largest government spending projects in history, the New Deal drastically changed the American landscape. This lesson takes a look at the legacy of the programs of the New Deal.
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