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College Courses Syllabii

We are trying to collect and disseminate curricula and aids to help teachers and students in courses about the New Deal and 20th century American history. Please contact us if you would like to contribute to our collection.

We’ve gathered some of the best syllabi by college professors for you. In some cases professors have asked that you contact them before using or publishing their work. Please respect those requests (noted in the syllabus where relevant):

Boom or Bust- Social Struggles of the 1930s_Buchman Evergreen F2012

Depression Era United States_Dirks Reed F2000 Hist411

Great Depression and The New Deal_Katz NUY Sp2012 Hist


Introduction to Historical Methods- The Great Depression and the New Deal_Wilson UNC F2009 Hist2100

New Deal America_OBrien UBuff Sp2000 Hist395

The New Deal’s Global History_Ekbladh Tufts HST93

TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN POLITICS_ Katznelson Columbia Sp2012 PoliSci3280

Other Resources and Ideas for Educational Use of the Site

We have two extensive bibliographies on our Resources Page.

Teachers may want to consult our New Deal sites map to show students where local New Deal projects are located.  We would urge teachers to organize class projects where students can search out New Deal sites and submit the documentation to us for inclusion in our national inventory & map (we give credit to anyone who submits such data). Students also love to interview their parents, grandparents and other elders about their recollections for our New Deal stories page.

Guidelines for volunteering, seeking out New Deal sites, and submitting information are provided on our Get Involved pages.

We also hope to develop a New Deal Maps gallery soon.

Living New Deal. Still Working for America.

And the Winners are . . .

FDR delivering one of his fireside chats.

The 2023 New Deal Book Award

The winning titles and authors have been announced. The 2023 Award, with a prize of $1,000, will be presented at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library June 22, 2024.