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Lesson Plan

Description:

Teacher Instructions for Economic Progress Simulation

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Simulation instructions

Language:

English

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SOC.11.US.11.2.9: History-Social Science

Understand the effect of political programs and activities of the Progressives (e.g., federal regulation of railroad transport, Children's Bureau, the Sixteenth Amendment, Theodore Roosevelt, Hiram Johnson).

SOC.11.US.11.6.1: History-Social Science

Describe the monetary issues of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that gave rise to the establishment of the Federal Reserve and the weaknesses in key sectors of the economy in the late 1920s.

SOC.11.US.11.6.2: History-Social Science

Understand the explanations of the principal causes of the Great Depression and the steps taken by the Federal Reserve, Congress, and Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt to combat the economic crisis.

SOC.11.US.11.6.3: History-Social Science

Discuss the human toll of the Depression, natural disasters, and unwise agricultural practices and their effects on the depopulation of rural regions and on political movements of the left and right, with particular attention to the Dust Bowl refugees and their social and economic impacts in California.

SOC.11.US.11.6.4: History-Social Science

Analyze the effects of and the controversies arising from New Deal economic policies and the expanded role of the federal government in society and the economy since the 1930s (e.g., Works Progress Administration, Social Security, National Labor Relations Board, farm programs, regional development policies, and energy development projects such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, California Central Valley Project, and Bonneville Dam).

SOC.11.US.11.6.5: History-Social Science

Trace the advances and retreats of organized labor, from the creation of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations to current issues of a postindustrial, multinational economy, including the United Farm Workers in California.

SOC.11.US.11.11.6: History-Social Science

Analyze the persistence of poverty and how different analyses of this issue influence welfare reform, health insurance reform, and other social policies.
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