What should be the role of government in solving a national crisis?
How effective were the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression?
Write a Document Based Essay that demonstrates proper writing skills.
Critically analyze primary source documents to explore the role of government during a national crisis.
Develop a thorough understanding of how FDR politically and...
Many elementary school students are unaware of how banks make money and what causes them to fail. This lesson will provide students with a basic understanding of those two issues, linking them to the Great Depression and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Banking Holiday in 1933.
How do banks make money?
What causes banks to fail?
How did Franklin Delano Roosevelt try to stem the failure of banks in 1933?
How effective was President Franklin Roosevelt in communicating with the American public during this time of crisis?
Understand the importance of thinking critically about historical events.
Be able to analyze primary source documents through all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Understand FDR’s intentions and plans that he outlined in 1933 to pull our nation out of the Great Depression.
Be able to compare two or more types of documents to see their potential...
The two decades following the end of “The Great War” witnessed significant changes in American economic, social, and cultural life. The affluence and optimism of the 1920s were tempered by memories of the war and an underlying fear of being dragged into another costly and deadly European crisis. These concerns about national security were reflected in increasingly isolationist rhetoric and a rash of neutrality-focused legislation. As dark clouds of war returned in the 1930s, while some Americans called for an enlarged...
This unit is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core State Standards–based teaching resources. These units were developed to enable students to understand, summarize, and analyze original texts of historical significance. Through a step-by-step process, students will acquire the skills to analyze any primary or secondary source material.
In three lessons students will interact with readings of excerpted documents to develop an understanding of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as a humanitarian devoted to a...