This resource has been polished and shined over 25 years and has never failed to grab my students attention. It covers the first hundred days of FDR's Presidency and how he tackled the underlying causes of the Depression. This resource is suitable for GCSE and A Level students.
The PowerPoint includes aims & objectives, differentiated outcomes, a snowballing starter and information slides on the aims of the New Deal, the Spiral of Depression, FDR’s inauguration speech, Bank Act, Beer Act, Fireside Chats and of course the Alphabet Agencies. I've also built in a number of tasks and activities around various sources and video clips as well as several animated diagrams to help explain some of the more difficult economic concepts such as 'The Spiral of Depression' and 'Pump Priming.'
The main task is to complete a review sheet on the action that FDR took during his first 100 days and decide whether his government was providing relief, recovery or reform. To support this activity, I have also produced an information sheet, which can printed off from the PP, on the Alphabet Agencies. The plenary activity includes a source analysis task on the usefulness of a political cartoon on the Fireside Chats.
Different exam board syllabuses look at the Alphabet Agencies in varying degrees of depth. This PowerPoint will provide a good introduction to the work of each agency, please check my shop for more detailed in depth lessons on the work of each alphabet agency.
The aims and objectives of this lesson are:
Theme: The New Deal 1933 – 1945
Know: What steps did FDR take to end the Depression in his first 100 days?
Understand: What were the aims of the New Deal?
Evaluate: How far did the New Deal provide Relief, Recovery & Reform?
WILF – What Am I Looking For?
Identify & describe: What action did FDR take to end the Depression?
Explain: What were the aims of the New Deal?
Analyse: How successful were the first hundred days of FDR’s Presidency?
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