This activity includes an internet based primary document and worksheet on the Bonus Army during the Great Depression. I use the worksheet to help students better understand the importance and impact of the Bonus Army in Washington D.C. The website used is from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/index.html
The following topic is covered in the primary document readings.
The Bonus Army Invades Washington, D.C., 1932
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. I usually print out the reading for the students, but you can have students answer the questions using the websites. This activity is great for reinforcing information or complimenting topics being taught in the classroom on the Great Depression. The assignment can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.
This lesson plan is included in my Great Depression Lesson Plan Collection.
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Please check out the following lesson plan collections that have some or all of my Great Depression lesson plans:
Great Depression Lesson Plan Sampler
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American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)
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