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This free online educational program contains everything you need to teach various aspects of US History in your Social Studies classroom. You will find videos, photographs, handouts, primary resources and more. What’s even better, these lessons meet your state’s academic standards.
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LESSON 1: OUT OF THE DARKNESS
The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Great Depression
Learn TVA’s role in the development of the Tennessee Valley during and after The Great Depression. Teach your students how a region once plagued by high unemployment, floods, disease and poor farming conditions began to thrive with the introduction of electricity.
LESSON 2: THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND THE WAR EFFORT
Oak Ridge, Fontana and the TVA
What was the Tennessee Valley’s role in World War II? Discover how Fontana Dam, Oak Ridge and the Tennessee Valley Authority each contributed to influence the outcome of World War II.