FDR and Obama both became presidents during economic turmoil. How is this reflected in their inaugural addresses? The following assignment is heavy on citing primary sources to answer questions. Included is a lesson plan, excerpts from their inaugural speeches, questions for both speeches, a compare/contrast chart, and an answer key. This is a great lesson for connecting the Depression to today.
Also, if you like this assignment, you might be interested in Applying Common Core: The Great Depression
. It includes 9 reading and writing activities that cover the social studies Common Core standards.
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