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Chapter 8: The Great Depression and World War II: Activities

Chapter 8: The Great Depression and World War II: Activities


CCC Activity

  1. Using the primary resources, Sherrod Letter have the students read and re-enact what they would have been doing as members of the CCC.
  2.  What were some of the benefits that came to the country from the creation of the New Deal Programs?
  3. How did these programs directly help Arizona?

Code Talkers

  1. Go over with students who, what, when, where and why code talkers were used in WWII.
  2. Give students the Code Talkers Alphabet Student hand out
  3. Show PowerPoint with code deciphering activity
  4. Have students create some of their own codes
  5. Have students switch codes and see if they can figure each others codes out.

Create your own new deal program

  1. After learning about Roosevelt’s New Deal projects
  2. Have the students get into groups
  3. And create their own new deal projects
  4. Have the students fill out the new deal worksheet for their project.