Extremely handy handouts for History teachers! With these sheets, the students do all the work! (Well, except for the grading.) They are great for independent research practice, or just as a way to force them to study V.I.P's. for a 1930s unit test. They also make convenient homework assignments. Encourage the students to use a variety of sources to fill in the information for each V.I.P.—textbooks (teach them to look up the names in the index), biographies or websites. The V.I.P's. in this 1930s package include figures from politics (like Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt and Al Smith), literary culture (John Steinbeck and Richard Wright), entertainment (Jimmy Stewart), exploration (Amelia Earhart), and more.
ALSO INCLUDED: Double-sided V.I.P. Categorization activity sheets to help students draw their own connections between the famous people and review the list. The categorization activity also provides a great way to go over the V.I.P. sheets as a whole class once most students have completed them.