How successful was the New Deal - Card Sort Activity
This outstanding resource is designed to help students assess how successful the New Deal 1933 was at helping the US economy recover from 1933 to 1941. It is suitable for the full range of ability of students from 14 to 18, as I have included a mixture of easy as well as challenging statements.

The resource includes a single A4 sheet, with two heading cards labelled 'successful' and 'unsuccessful' as well as 22 statements that can be sorted under either headings. I would recommend getting your students to cut out the cards, sort them and then feed back to the class or their group before sticking them into their books. If you are pressed for time, then you could always get your students to use the heading cards to create a key or colour in the statement using highlighters.

There are several extension activities that you an then so with the sorted statements. Firstly, they could create a key to label some of the statements 'Relief, Recovery or Reform.' Secondly, they could use the sorted statements to attempt an extended question on: 'How successful was the New Deal from 1933 - 1941.

Theme: The USA in the 1930s.
Know: What 'action' did FDR take through his New Deal to help the American economy recover?
Understand: In what areas of the economy did the New Deal succeed / fail?
Evaluate: How far did the New Deal help the US economy to recover 1933 - 1941?

WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The 'action' taken by FDR to help the economy recover?
Explain: In what areas of the economy did the New Deal succeed or fail?
Analyse: How far did the New Deal help the US economy to recover 1933 - 1941?

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