FDR's New Deal Teacher Pass

Make history feel like new.

The New Deal isn't exactly new anymore. It's older than Animal Farm, Death of a Salesman, and even Pat the Bunny. But like all of those books (especially Pat the Bunny), it's still relevant to all our lives. This teaching guide will help you prove that to your students.

In this guide you will find

  • modern resources that compare and contrast FDR with BHO (Barack Hussein Obama).
  • links to related history like the Great Depression and Labor Unions.
  • activities analyzing the statistics, symbols, and documents of the time.

Make the New Deal seem new again with our help.

What's Inside Shmoop's History Teaching Guides

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our teaching guides will help you supplement in-classroom learning with fun, engaging, and relatable learning materials that bring history to life.

Inside each guide you'll find quizzes, activity ideas, discussion questions, and more—all written by experts and designed to save you time. Here are the deets on what you get with your teaching guide:

  • 3-5 Common Core-aligned activities (including quotation, image, and document analysis) to complete in class with your students, with detailed instructions for you and your students. 
  • Discussion and essay questions for all levels of students.
  • Reading quizzes to be sure students are looking at the material through various lenses.
  • Resources to help make the topic feel more relevant to your 21st-century students.
  • A note from Shmoop’s teachers to you, telling you what to expect from teaching the topic and how you can overcome the hurdles.

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