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        Minnesota | Activity 9.1: The Great Depression and the New Deal

        Students watch a short video about the Farm Security Administration (FSA) program that was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt to help the farm families during the Great Depression. 

        Lesson Summary

        Students watch a short video about the Farm Security Administration (FSA) program that was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt to help the farm families during the Great Depression. 

        This lesson is part of "Great States: Minnesota | Unit 9: Great Depression and the New Deal" where students will explore how the Great Depression and its resultant expansion of the federal government affected Minnesota. 

        Time Allotment

        5-10 minutes

        Learning Objectives

        Standards: 

        6.4.4.21.2: Describe political and social impact of the Great Depression and New Deal in Minnesota, including the increased conflict between big business and organized labor. 

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        Directions

        1. Pass out the Great Depression and the New Deal handout to students and remind them to take notes of important information presented in this video. Instruct students to fold the paper in half, so they don’t see the question portion while watching the video.

        1. Play the video, The Great Depression, The Family Farm, and the New Deal [1:10].

        1. Ask students to answer the questions on the bottom half of their worksheet. Discuss the answers as a group.

        Answer Key

        1. The stock market crash, the Great Depression [0:06]

        2. Franklin D. Roosevelt [0:50]

        3. Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to support farmers affected by the Great Depression [0:50].

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