Lesson details

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Social Studies


Challenges and Conflicts of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s

Major Developments in SC in the late 19th and 20th Centuries


Causes and Responses to The Great Depression

Effects of The Great Depression

Recommended Technology: 

None required, but computer technology could be used to view the primary sources.

Other instructional materials or notes: 
  • Copies of photographs for students
  • “Making Inferences with Photographs” sheet for students 
  • Copy of President Roosevelt’s sketched plan for the CCC, p. 12 (transcription, p. 124) 
  • Timer

Work and Play in South Carolina

1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Part of the New Deal was the creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). President Roosevelt created this group to give employment to many of the young men who found themselves jobless during the Great Depression.This group, known as the CCC, was responsible for preservation of land and forests, pest control, construction of dams, and construction of recreational facilities.This lesson explores how the Civilian Conservation Corps affected recreation in South Carolina.

Essential Question: 

How did the Civilian Conservation Corps affect recreation in South Carolina?

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