This is part of Reading Through History's unit covering the Great Depression. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with the presidencies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt. The first lesson covers Herbert Hoover, explaining his life and his reaction to the onset of the Great Depression. The next three lessons cover Franklin Roosevelt, his election, his first inauguration speech, and his "New Deal" to take on the Great Depression. For each lesson there is a one or two page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question. This download includes enough material to cover three to four days in a standard 50 minute class.
The entire Great Depression Bundle is available here: The Great Depression Bundle
For a workbook version of our 1930s material, click here: 1930s Bundle
*My students typically complete the work in about 30 minutes. This provides for 10 to 15 minutes of discussion/intro prior to the assignment.
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