Launchpad: The Social Security Act

The Social Security Act

Activity 1, Group: A | B | C | D

Activity 2 | 3

 

Activity One, Group A: Debating the Social Security Act

Review the Great Depression time line and the section entitled “The Stock Market Crash and The Great Depression” on The Historical Background and Development of Social Security page, and answer the questions below.

Launchpad: Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck’s “On Discovering America”

Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3

  • U.S. Neutrality: Europe/Asia

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  • Lesson 2: NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1930s

    Created July 27, 2010
    NAACP's Anti-Lynching Campaign 1930s: Walter White

    In this lesson students will participate in a role-play activity that has them become members of a newspaper or magazine editorial board preparing a retrospective report about the NAACP's anti-lynching campaign of the 1930s. As the students analyze and synthesize a variety of primary sources, they will gain a better understanding of the reasons for the failure of anti-lynching campaign of the 1930s, the limits of liberal reform during the New Deal, and the NAACP's decision to shift its focus to a legal campaign to end segregation.

  • How to Win a World War: East Asia and the Pacific in World War II

    Created July 22, 2010
  • World War II Diplomacy: Military Lines of Control, Europe

    Created July 22, 2010
  • World War II Diplomacy: Europe Through the Course of the War

    Created July 22, 2010

    FDR, Stalin, Churchill, sign Yalta Agreement

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    Martin Luther King Jr., activist & civil rights leader, is born

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer, dies

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