This outstanding resource is designed to help students evaluate how successful the New Deal was at putting the USA back to work through the alphabet agencies by looking at the role played the Civilian Conservation Corps.
This lesson is one of a series looking in detail at the role played by each of the New Deal alphabet agencies. It is designed to be a case study so there is some overlap if you have bought some of the other resources. However, if you have then you will already know the high standards that we set ourselves at the History Academy when we create our resources.
When you buy this resource you will download a PowerPoint with twenty two slides that include information, sources, links to video clips and nine activities. Activity 1 is a snowballing starter. Activity 2 is based around a class discussion of FDR's inauguration speech the aims of the New Deal. Activity 3 is a discussions around an animated diagram about how consumer fear was undermining the US economy and making unemployment worse. Activity 4 looks at 'pump priming' and why certain groups opposed it and is linked to a source analysis question. Activity 5 is based around a class or pair discussion about a key quote by the historian John Salmond about the aims of the CCC. Activity 6 looks at the important questions about why FDR made helping young men and the environment a top personal priority. Activity 7 is source analysis question based around how the CCC aimed to help young men, whilst activity 8 is designed to get students to review two sources and two short video clips to help them evaluate how successful the CCC was at achieving its core aims. Finally, activity 9 rounds the lesson off by reviewing the good and bad points of working in the CCC.
The aims and objectives of this lesson are:
Theme: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939?
Know: What were the aims of the New Deal?
Understand: How did the CCC try to help young men and the environment?
Evaluate: How successful was the CCC?
WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression?
Explain: How did the CCC try and help young men and the environment?
Analyse: How successful was the New Deal 1933 – 1939?
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