Designed for AQA GCSE History ‘America 1920- 1973 Opportunity and Inequality’ . This lesson begins with a starter activity inviting pupils to complete hardship circles identifying how the American people suffered during the Depression. The main activity focuses on Hoover’s policies through information cards for pupils to read and identify advantages/disadvantages and rating of each approach. A table is completed which consolidates learning. The final activity/plenary asks the pupils to complete an obituary which gives a balanced view of Hoover’s time as President.