Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt Source Analysis - This 24 page package includes the 3 and a half page 1933 Inaugural Address by Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) which was at the height of the Great Depression, which students will analyze to understand the Great Depression and Roosevelt's response to it.
The packages also includes a range of activities related to Roosevelt's Inaugural Address. Included the teacher will find a set of comprehension questions that require students to show their understanding of the speech. Also included is a set of analysis questions that requires students to think critically in order to develop their ideas. As well, there is a set of vocabulary terms for students to consider. Both sets of questions come with a detailed teacher key.
The package also includes two assignments. First, the teacher will find a biographical project about Franklin Roosevelt. In it students will need to asses his life, achievements and legacy with emphasis on the events of the Great Depression. Second, the teacher will find a letter writing assignment that requires students to develop a perspective and utilize historical evidence related to the events of the Great Depression and Roosevelt's response to it. Teacher keys and marking rubric are included in the package for the assignments.
This source analysis package and activities makes for an excellent homework or in-class reading activity to bring the events of the Great Depression to life for your students! Can also work as a great substitute teaching plan.