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CCC in ND

The Civilian Conservation Corps put 3 million men to work during the Great Depression, while at the same time engaging forest conservation, public building projects, and working on state and federal lands.  Participants of the CCC had opportunities for character building, education, and job training rather than relief.  Design of the program not only saved families, but made it one of the most successful and popular work relief programs of the New Deal.

Create a City

Have students invent and create a new hypothetical city in North Dakota. They may work alone or form a city council to make decisions regarding the new city. Activities may include the following:

  • Determining its location, population, sites of historical interest, etc.
  • Compiling a list of items to consider when starting a new city.
  • Drawing/illustrating the new city. Have them include a compass rose, legend, and scale of distance (e.g., ¼ inch = 1 block).
  • Creating a story, play, or a newspaper article about the city and its characters to share with the class.
  • Meeting as a city council to try to figure out ways to get tourists to come to their city. What attractions will there be?

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CCC in North Dakota

Create a City

Have students invent and create a new hypothetical city in North Dakota. They may work alone or form a city council to make decisions regarding the new city. Activities may include the following:

  • Determining its location, population, sites of historical interest, etc.
  • Compiling a list of items to consider when starting a new city.
  • Drawing/illustrating the new city. Have them include a compass rose, legend, and scale of distance (e.g., ¼ inch = 1 block).
  • Creating a story, play, or a newspaper article about the city and its characters to share with the class.
  • Meeting as a city council to try to figure out ways to get tourists to come to their city. What attractions will there be?

Create a City

Have students invent and create a new hypothetical city in North Dakota. They may work alone or form a city council to make decisions regarding the new city. Activities may include the following:

  • Determining its location, population, sites of historical interest, etc.
  • Compiling a list of items to consider when starting a new city.
  • Drawing/illustrating the new city. Have them include a compass rose, legend, and scale of distance (e.g., ¼ inch = 1 block).
  • Creating a story, play, or a newspaper article about the city and its characters to share with the class.
  • Meeting as a city council to try to figure out ways to get tourists to come to their city. What attractions will there be?