This is part of Reading Through History's unit covering the Great Depression. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with radio and music in the 1930s. The first covers the role radio played in the daily life of Americans living in that era. The following three lessons include the Federal Music Project, big bands and swing music, and a description of Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast and the hysteria it caused. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay or research 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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