The Farmers Organize worksheet
The following is a 90 minute worksheet on the problems farmers were facing in the late 19th century and the subsequent rise of populism. The worksheet contains a variety of activities designed to promote critical thinking and class discussion.
Topics covered in the this lesson:
• Problems facing western farmers
• Gold vs. silver
• The Grange Movement
• The Populist Party Omaha Platform
• 1896 Election – Cross of Gold Speech
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson – song lyric analysis - link to song on
• Secondary source readings
• Primary source analysis – Omaha Platform of the Populist Party
• Primary source analysis – Cross of Gold Speech
• Political cartoon analysis - 2 cartoons, images included
• Nearly 20 comprehension and critical thinking questions
• Enormous opportunities for discussion.
NEW! Answer key included!
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