This is part of Reading Through History's unit covering the Great Depression. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with powerful political figures during the decade of the 1930s. The first covers the life and political career of Huey P. Long. The following three lessons include biographies of John L. Lewis, founder of the CIO, Father Coughlin, priest of the Shrine of the Little Flower Church, and Oklahoma Governor "Alfalfa" Bill Murray. 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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