Put enthusiasm into your American Populism lesson by embracing The Wizard of Oz... Yes, The Wizard of Oz. This is an interdisciplinary lesson that an American history teacher and an English teacher would be able to collaborate on or a lesson that a social studies teacher alone can implement. The leading question is, "Did Frank L Baum embed populist propaganda in his book, The Wizard of Oz?" Resources are included to help the students understand the populist movement of the grange and compare the characters of The Wizard of Oz to the movement. This is an engaging lesson that lets the sparks fly in American Populism. You have never had so much fun before with the Populist Party!
Includes: PPT Presentation or SMART Presentation, Concept Frame (Movie Guide and Populism Guide), Evolution of Populism Guide, Award Template for Winning Pair, Populism Article and in-depth lesson plan