Where Was the New Deal?
About this Activity
- Created by:National Archives Education Team
- Historical Era:The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- Thinking Skill:Historical Research Capabilities
- Bloom's Taxonomy:Analyzing
- Grade Level:High School
In this activity, students will identify three New Deal programs – the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA) – locate where projects associated with each took place, and analyze their impact on each region.https://www.docsteach.org/activities/student/where-was-the-new-deal
Documents in this activity
- CCC boys surveying thinning area, Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
- CCC Camp BR-61 North Platte Project, Bayard, Nebraska: Photo of enrollees placing concrete at Siphon No. 5 intake.
- CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps Camp] Camp BR-58 Carlsbad Project, New Mexico: Photo of enrollees with a dump truck spreading lining for a canal.
- Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho, Boise National Forest
- Newberry County, South Carolina. CCC enrollees planting pine seedlings on W. W. Riser's farm, Newberry . . .
- Scott's Run, West Virginia. Interior of the Jero WPA nursery - These children are from unemployed miners' homes.
- Tennessee Valley Authority, dams in Alabama
- Topeka, Kansas. Works Progress Administration (WPA) mattress making project.
- TVA Aircraft Ground Crew with Bi-Plane
- TVA shovel at work on roadway at Norris Dam site
- WPA: FAP: kids involved in metal projects in New York City
- WPA: Federal Theater Project:actors rehearsing scenes from the production "Brother Mose" in Newark, New Jersey
- WPA: Indianapolis, Indiana "Flood Control"
- WPA; "LSU Stadium Dedication; Hopkins speaking (back)"