Wilson to Hoover – U.S. History Lessons
This eBook contains ten U.S. History warm up/review lessons from the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson to the administration of Herbert Hoover. Each lesson is based on the students analyzing the images found on a first day cover (an envelope containing a commemorative stamp, appropriate postmark and artwork). The lessons provide the teacher with strategies to hook students on the topic of study, such as questions targeting the 5W/H as well as analyzing, generalizing, drawing inferences or conclusions, and cause and effect. Images can be projected onto a white board for whole class discussion or printed out for individual student work. Other primary sources (diary entries, letters, resolutions and excerpts from speeches) where appropriate may be included in the lesson, and each lesson has a concluding activity. The lessons can be a quick introduction to a fuller lesson all ready created by the teacher, or it can be a way to provide students with the images and facts needed to remember the history necessary to pass the state standardized test. Lessons include: President Woodrow Wilson, James Montgomery Flagg and World War I, Moina Belle Michael and Veterans, Alvin C. York, Prohibition and the 18th Amendment, Suffrage and the 19th Amendment, Harlem Renaissance and Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Ford and the Automobile, Charles Lindbergh and Flight, and Herbert Hoover and the Stock Market.