FDR:CHATS & NEW DEAL

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Linda Spencer
Method: Online (PDS)
Sponsor: AU Centers for Economic Education
Location: ECPD

Course Description:

The 1930s were an era of profound change in America that especially affected the relationship between the American people and the federal government.   It was in these tumultuous times that Franklin D. Roosevelt steered the country through economic perils and major social changes.  You will focus on two of FDR's Fireside Chats to gain a sense of the dramatic effect of FDR's voice on his audience, see the scope of what he was proposing in these initial speeches, and make an overall analysis of why the Fireside Chats were so successful.  You will also engage students in the debate over the Social Security Act that engrossed the nation during the 1930s.  The Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal recovery and relief program provided more than a quarter of a million young black men with jobs during the Depression.  By examining primary source documents students analyze the impact of this program on race relations in America and assess the role played by the New Deal in changing them.  You will learn how broadly the Lend-Lease Act of March 1941 empowered the federal government—particularly the President—and investigate how FDR promoted the program in speeches and then in photographs.  

Costs: $250, $15
Timespan of Course:
March 10, 2014 to April 16, 2014
Contact E-mail: lspence1@ashland.edu

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    Online
Registration Information:
Course Number: ECED_584
Course Section Name: ECED*584*FDR
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 1.00
Subject: ECED