Lesson Plan

FDR’s New Deal Environmental Preservation

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Grade Level:
High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
90 Minutes
Common Core Standards:
11-12.RH.7
State Standards:
Washington State
12th Economics - Analyzes and evaluates how people in the United States have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present.
Additional Standards:
California State
11th United States History -Analyzes and evaluates how people in the United States have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present.
Thinking Skills:
Understanding: Understand the main idea of material heard, viewed, or read. Interpret or summarize the ideas in own words. Applying: Apply an abstract idea in a concrete situation to solve a problem or relate it to a prior experience. Analyzing: Break down a concept or idea into parts and show the relationships among the parts. Creating: Bring together parts (elements, compounds) of knowledge to form a whole and build relationships for NEW situations. Evaluating: Make informed judgements about the value of ideas or materials. Use standards and criteria to support opinions and views.

Objective

Students will be able to argue by using multiple sources the effectiveness of FDR’s Relief, Recovery and Reform Programs toward environmental preservation.

Background

Previous discussion of Preservation, Theodore Roosevelt and the National Parks – the Warm Up brainstorm activity and reading will help students tap necessary prior knowledge.

Preparation

Print and make appropriate number of copies of:

  1. Warm Up Worksheet for Brainstorm and Reading
  2. Gallery Walk
  3. Visit Day Activity Guide

Materials

This video clip will help inspire additional relevant connections to preservation: http://study.com/academy/lesson/conservationists-vs-preservationists-definition-differences.html This document also includes a brief in-class reading defining the role of the National Parks and preservation.

Download Warm Up: Preservation, Brainstorm, Video Clip, Pair-Share-Discuss Activity.

Gallery Walk Examination and Discussion of Multiple Source Documents – use guiding questions included on Gallery Walk pages.

Download Gallery Walk Recovery Relief Reform

Questions to reflect on during a hike.

Download Living Forest Trail Activity Guide

Lesson Hook/Preview

Warm Up: Preservation – tapping prior knowledge

Brainstorm on Worksheet – related terms for Preservation,

This video clip will help inspire additional relevant connections to preservation and offer them ideas to build on when sharing with their classmates. http://study.com/academy/lesson/conservationists-vs-preservationists-definition-differences.html

Procedure

1. Warm Up: Preservation, Brainstorm, Video Clip, Pair-Share-Discuss Activity.

This video clip will help inspire additional relevant connections to preservation. http://study.com/academy/lesson/conservationists-vs-preservationists-definition-differences.html

 

2. Class Reading and Annotating Activity– National Park Service and their role in preservation.

 

3. Gallery Walk Examination and Discussion of Multiple Source Documents:

Relief: Immediate action taken to halt the deterioration of economy

– CCC – hiking trails.

Recovery: Pump – Priming = Temporary programs to restart the flow of consumer demand.

– WPA creation of permanent park structures, visitors center, dams

Reform: Permanent programs to regulate against economic depression and disasters.

Like the SEC & NLRA -Olympic National Park aimed to reform human impact on the land by preserving the Olympic Peninsula against the ax– creation of National Park 1938

 

4. Use Gallery Walk Documents to respond to the prompt.

 

5. Preview Activity Guide and potential opportunities to see the legacy of FDR’s Relief, Recovery and Reform Programs at Olympic National Park.

Vocabulary

1. Franklin D. Roosevelt – US president served during the Great Depression.

2. New Deal Programs – various government programs aiming to alleviate and prevent disaster.

3. Preservation - Under preservation of the environment, lands and their natural resources should not be consumed by humans and should instead be maintained in their pristine form. Preservationists believe that humans can have access to the land, but they should only utilize it for its natural beauty and inspiration. They think that the value of the land is not what you can use from it, but instead that land has an intrinsic value, meaning that it is valuable in itself simply by existing.

4. Relief - Immediate actions taken to halt the deterioration of economy.

5. Recovery - Pump – Priming = Temporary programs to restart the flow of consumer demand.

6. Reform - Permanent programs to regulate against economic depression and disasters.

Assessment Materials

Through a writing piece, students will be able to argue by using multiple sources the effectiveness of FDR’s Relief, Recovery and Reform Programs toward environmental preservation.

This assessment will function to measure student ability to support their evaluation of FDR’s environmental contributions by using the multiple sources provided in the gallery walk and Warm Up document.

Humanities Argumentative Writing Rubric  in Word format

Download Assessment

Supports for Struggling Learners

English Language Learner supports are present in the form of corresponding images including with each example to help with document comprehension and interpretation.

 

Also, activities such as Think-Pair-Discuss help ELL students to practice and develop ideas through writing, listening and dialogue.

Enrichment Activities

Extensions for Excelling Learners can be found in the Activity Guide in which stellar students can create a creative visual representation and expand on the content matter via social media participation and dialogue.

 

Related Lessons or Education Materials

https://www.nps.gov/klgo/learn/education/classrooms/conservation-vs-preservation.htm

 

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/olym/hrs/chap5.htm

 

Activity Guide included is titled: Living Forest Activity Guide

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Last updated: October 12, 2017