“Populists , Progressives and the Wizard of Oz” is a fun way to go through the Populists and Progressive Era’s of the 1890’s through to World War I. Historical Politics is tough to get through to the kids in class, so I mixed in the Wizard of Oz ( which some think is about the populist movement of the 1890’s. But the goal is simple here, give the era some meaning to the kids, and they’ll remember it and apply the lessons. You can easily edit the order of the slides to just have a presentation on the Populist, the Progressives, and the symbolism of the Wizard of Oz.
59 content slides
42 slides Populist/ Wizard of Oz
17 slides Progress Era
15 slides with Class Questions( animated)
15 Assessment questions that can be used as a test/quiz, worksheet, etc.
Student text notes
Teacher notes ( on slide view)- Look for the Dorothy icon
Factual history and the parallels in the Wizard of Oz.
Period Images, political cartoons from the Populist and Progressive era’s Illustration from the early Wizard of Oz books used
Used in class for 20 years and it works.