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Topic: Impact of the New Deal on labor 

United States History

 Standard 24.  Understands how the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influences on and impact of the New Deal (e.g., how legislation and policies affected American workers and the labor movement, the condition of working men and women in the United States in the 1930s, how the New Deal affected the lives of local families, how women contributed to New Deal programs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influences of the New Deal
     2.Understands the impact of the New Deal
     3.Understands how legislation affected American workers during the 1930s
     4.Understands how policies affected American workers during the 1930s
     5.Understands how legislation affected the labor movement during the 1930s
     6.Understands how policies affected the labor movement during the 1930s
     7.Understands the condition of working men in the United States in the 1930s
     8.Understands the condition of working women in the United States in the 1930s
     9.Understands how the New Deal affected the lives of local families
     10.Understands how women contributed to New Deal programs
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the labor movement during the New Deal era (e.g., the re-emergence of labor militancy and the struggle between craft and industrial unions; the commitment of labor unions to organize diverse groups and secure equitable conditions and pay for minorities; the objectives of labor leaders and advocates; how art, photographs, and song lyrics contributed to the emotional appeal to support unions; WPA projects and their impact on local areas)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the re-emergence of labor militancy during the New Deal era
     2.Understands the struggle between craft and industrial unions during the New Deal era
     3.Understands the commitment of labor unions to organize diverse groups during the New Deal era
     4.Understands the commitment of labor unions to secure equitable conditions for minorities during the New Deal era
     5.Understands the commitment of labor unions to secure equitable pay for minorities during the New Deal era
     6.Understands the objectives of labor leaders to the New Deal
     7.Understands the objectives of labor advocates to the New Deal
     8.Understands how art contributed to the emotional appeal to support unions
     9.Understands how photographs contributed to the emotional appeal to support unions
     10.Understands how song lyrics contributed to the emotional appeal to support unions
     11.Knows about WPA projects
     12.Understands the impact of WPA projects on local areas
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the New Deal influenced labor and employment (e.g., the impact of the New Deal on non-union workers; factors contributing to the success of the CIO leadership in organizing the rubber, auto, and steel workers in the period 1937 1941; labor's commitment to organizing; causes, strategies, and leadership of major strikes during the New Deal; the effects of the New Deal agricultural programs on farm laborers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the New Deal influenced labor
     2.Understands how the New Deal influenced employment
     3.Understands the impact of the New Deal on non-union workers
     4.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the rubber workers in the period 1937-1941
     5.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the auto workers in the period 1937-1941
     6.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the steel workers in the period 1937-1941
     7.Understands labor’s commitment to organizing
     8.Understands the causes of major strikes during the New Deal
     9.Understands the strategies of major strikes during the New Deal
     10.Understands the leadership of major strikes during the New Deal
     11.Understands the effects of the New Deal agricultural programs on farm labor