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The New Deal

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Character Map
  • Timeline
  • Poster

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Pixton Lesson Plan on The New Deal
Pixton Lesson Plan on The New Deal
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings social studies to life with comics and storyboards.

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The New Deal

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Teacher Guide

The New Deal

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Research, review or discuss the events and causes of the New Deal from the below activities.

Opening Discussion

Create a KW(H)L chart for the New Deal:

  • What do you already know about the New Deal?
  • What do you want to know about the New Deal?
  • How could you learn more?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    The First Hundred Days

    Complete after reading, discussion or research.

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  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    The Second New Deal

    Complete after reading, discussion or research.

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  • Make a Character Map
    Character Map - FDR

    Complete after class discussion or research project.

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  • Extension / Modification
    Timeline (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Timeline of the significant and relevant events before and after the creation of the New Deal.

  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Research one major program, subsidy or service created during the New Deal and report your findings on a Poster.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Add to your KW(H)L chart for the New Deal:

  • What did you learn about the New Deal?
  • What was the most interesting thing you learned?
  • What was the most surprising or unexpected thing you learned?
  • How does this relate to other events, ideas or people you learned about in history?
  • How does the New Deal still affect American society today?
  • What were the positive effects?
  • Were there any negative effects of the New Deal in the past or present?
  • What would you still like to know about the New Deal?
  • How could you learn more?
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Pixton Activity: The New Deal 1 The First Hundred Days

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  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

From 1933 - 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal executed programs to help reduce unemployment and poverty. It included many services, regulations, subsidies, work creation programs, the Public Works Administration and the National Recovery Administration. Have students read about, discuss or research the specific programs and policies created in "The First Hundred Days".

Instructions

Create a Mind Map or Storyboard to illustrate the major policies and programs of "The First Hundred Days":

  • Identify the program/policy in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Great Depression Effects by Student

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Pixton Activity: The New Deal 2 The Second New Deal

Featured Layouts

  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

From 1933 - 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal executed programs to help reduce unemployment and poverty. It included many services, regulations, subsidies, work creation programs, the Public Works Administration, and the National Recovery Administration. Have students read about, discuss or research the specific programs and policies created in "The Second New Deal".

Instructions

Create a Mind Map or Storyboard to illustrate the major policies and programs of "The Second New Deal":

  • Identify the program/policy in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Storyboard

The Second New Deal by Student

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Pixton Activity: The New Deal 3 Character Map - FDR

Featured Layouts

  • Character Map

Intro

Review the President's political party, political beliefs, age, and famous quotes during an opening discussion, or have students complete a research project.

Instructions

Create a Character Map to illustrate the President’s political party, political beliefs, accomplishments, age and famous quotes:

  • It's important to add as many details as you can to all the parts of the map.
  • Include an appropriate illustration based on the character's accomplishments.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Character Map - FDR

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Overview The dramatic structure is focused, with advanced use of language/ideas. The dramatic structure is well developed with full and accurate descriptions. The plot diagram is accurate and logical; descriptions may be brief. The dramatic structure is basic, has several errors, and lacks detail. The dramatic structure is inaccurate, and is difficult to follow.
Meaning Ideas, information and use of detail • strong point of view
• summary is clear and highly detailed
• descriptions are thoughtful and highly developed
• relevant ideas with consistent analysis
• summary is clear and accurate
• logical descriptions that clarify and develop the idea
• relevant ideas with some analysis
• summary is short, but accurate
• descriptions are simple and consistent
• some relevant ideas
• summary has several errors
• descriptions are brief and lack detail
• often very brief
• summary is has significant errors
• descriptions are difficult to follow
Style Clarity, variety, impact of visuals and language • varies language to develop meaning
• varies sentence structure for effect
• images and characters have impact on the meaning of the panel
• language is clear with some variety
• varies sentence structure
• makes attempts to use descriptive language
• images and characters have purpose and significance
• language is clear with little variety
• basic sentence structure with a few variations
• images and characters are basic, but have purpose
• basic language; vague at times
• some variety in sentence length and type
• images and characters have minimal development
• vague, incorrect and repetitive language
• poorly constructed sentences; little variety
• images and characters are poorly developed
Form Organization and sequence (5 Act Play design) • proper organization
• sequence is highly effective and has purpose
• panels are thoughtful and detailed
• all panels are organized or logical
• logical sequence
• all panels are present
• most panels are organized or logical
• consistent attention to sequence
• all panels are present
• some panels are organized or logical
• some attention to sequence
• some panels may be missing
• panels are not organized or logical
• no attention to sequence
• panels are missing
Conventions The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses eloquent words, rich sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates precise English conventions
• uses precise words, controlled sensory language and mood to convey a realistic picture
• demonstrates standard English conventions
• uses words and phrases, telling details and sensory language to convey a vivid picture
• demonstrates some accuracy in standard English conventions of usage and mechanics • contains multiple inaccuracies in Standard English conventions of usage and mechanics
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