Historians have offered varied interpretations on the successes and shortcomings of the New Deal. In this structured academic controversy, students analyze different types of evidence, take sides, and attempt to reach consensus on whether or not the New Deal was a success.
[Lesson Plan updated on 9/23/14.]
Image: Photo of unemployed lumber worker with social security number tattooed on his arm taken by Dorothea Lange in 1939. From the Library of Congress.