History Honchos - Roosevelt's New Deal

As the country struggled in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt moved to create a number of new programs and policies to offer relief to people across the country. These policies and programs were called the New Deal. These programs created jobs, insured bank deposits, brought electricity to the whole of the Tennessee Valley, and provided the last push to create the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The legacy of these programs continues to shape our state and country, and their long-term benefits are still discussed and debated. 

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.2
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.4
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
GLE 0501.2.1
Continue to develop critical listening skills necessary for comprehension and task completion.
GLE 0501.2.2
Continue to develop strategies for expressing thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively.
GLE 0501.2.4
Participate in teams for work and discussion.
GLE 0501.4.1
Conduct research to access and present information.
GLE 0501.4.2
Collect, organize, determine reliability, and use information researched.
GLE 0501.4.3
Present the research results in a written report, citing the resources used.
GLE 0501.5.2
Use logic to make inferences and to draw conclusions in a variety of oral and written contexts.
SPI 0501.2.4
Organize ideas in the most effective order for an oral presentation.
SPI 0501.6.3
Locate information using available text features (e.g., maps, charts, graphics).
SPI 0501.7.2
Determine the main idea in a visual image.
TSS.ELA.5.RI.IKI.7
Locate an answer to a question or solve a problem, drawing on information from multiple print or digital sources.
TSS.ELA.5.RL.IKI.7
Explain how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or mood of a text, such as in a graphic novel, multimedia presentation, or...
TSS.ELA.5.SL.CC.1
Prepare for collaborative discussions on 5th grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and...
TSS.ELA.5.SL.CC.2
Summarize a text presented in diverse media such as visual, quantitative, and oral formats.
TSS.ELA.5.SL.PKI.4
Report on a topic or text, or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main...
TSS.ELA.5.SL.PKI.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
TSS.ELA.5.W.RBPK.7
Conduct short research projects that use multiple sources to build knowledge through investigations of different aspects of a topic.
TSS.ELA.5.W.RBPK.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes...
TSS.ELA.5.W.RBPK.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade 5 standards for reading.
TSS.ELA.5.W.TTP.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • analyze a primary source image as a group.
  • research, discuss, and present information about the policies of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, including the following: Social Security, Civilian Conservation Corps, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, Cumberland Homesteads, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • work collaboratively in groups to discover if these policies and or programs were effective and still in use today.
  • create a collaborative presentation of their findings.
Essential and guiding questions: 

How do the policies and programs of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal affect Americans today?

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Applying
Extension suggestions: 
  • Have students create presentation posters for a gallery walk.
  • Have students create a digital presentation of their group findings.
  • Have students write an expository paper on their findings.

Helpful Hints

MATERIALS:

  • Computer(s) with Internet access
  • Numbered cards in different colors for grouping students
  • Quizlet: New Deal
  • Informational text job cards (pp. 5-9)
  • Job card rubrics (pp. 10-14)
  • Pre/Post Summative assessment on the New Deal policies