The Creation of CCC Camps During the Great Depression
By Nick Redden
Grade Level: 11th
The students will have just finished studying the stock market crash of 1929 and the
election of Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 and the first 100 Days of his administration. This
unit will look at Roosevelt’s creation of the Civilian Conservation Corp and how this helped
families in need during such trying times. Students will explore the affects of the Great
Depression on the citizens of the U.S., the reasons for these camps along with the jobs
assigned to the workers, local examples of projects done by the CCC workers and how these
camps may have contributed to the development of a generation that has been coined “The
• How did the Depression impact the people of the United States during this time?
• How the CCC Camps created and what was involved for the workers?
• What social characteristics could have been integrated in to society by having large
number of the citizens taking part in the CCC program?
Students will be able to:
• Analyze the impact of the Depression on the people of the United States.
• Understand the life and work in the CCC Camps.
• Analyze how society was affected by the experiences had during the Great
HISTORICAL THINKING STANDARDS
• Standard 2E: Read historical narratives imaginatively.
• Standard 2F: Appreciate historical perspectives.
• Standard 3C: Analyze cause-and-effect relationships and multiple causation,
including the importance of the individual, the influence of ideas.
• Standard 3J: Hypothesize the influence of the past.
SOUTH DAKOTA SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS: GRADE 11th
• 9-12.US.1.1: Students are able to explain the cause-effect relationships and legacy
that distinguish significant historical periods from Reconstruction to the present.
OVERALL UNIT ASSESSMENT
The students will be assessed on the notes taken during this unit from lecture given by the
instructor and within the groups. At the end of the