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click Overview of the lessons, including procedures...
  Disciplines: Social Studies, Mathematics
Grade Levels: 5 - 9
Time Frame: Three class periods
Materials Needed:
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Town Board Minutes / Page 269, Page 274, Page 275, Page 277 (All are 8.5" X 11")
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Civil Works Administration Local Projects News clippings
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Civil Works Administration Law News clippings
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Student Worksheet - CWA
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Student Worksheet - North Country CWA
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Student Worksheet - De Kalb CWA
Learning Objectives: The students will:
1. Gather information about the organization of the Civilian Works Administration nationally and locally from Town Board notes and newspaper articles.
2. Gather information about steps to implement CWA projects in the North Country.
3. Calculate weekly wages based on hourly wage information.
4. Calculate the total CWA hours in the town of Potsdam and the percentage reserved for women.
5. Based on Town Board minutes, determine the duration of the CWA program in the township of De Kalb and the types of projects they completed.
NYS Social Studies Standards Correlation:

Standard 1: Key Idea 4
-Consider different interpretations of key events and /or issues in
history and understand the differences in these accounts.
-Explore different experiences, beliefs motives, and traditions of
people living in their neighborhoods, communities, and State.
-View historic events through the eyes of those who were there, as
shown in their art, writings, music and artifacts.

Intermediate
-Consider the sources of historic documents, narratives, or artifacts and evaluate their reliability
-Describe historic events through the eyes and experiences of those who were there.

Standard 5: Key Idea 4
-Explain the role that civility plays in promoting effective citizenship in preserving democracy.

The Great
Depression

1806 Juror

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