This Paired Writing: Hoover and FDR lesson plan also includes:
Here’s an activity that asks class members to synthesize and apply what they have learned of the stock market crash and of the political philosophies of Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In the first part of the exercise, each class member is given a problem and writes a letter addressing either FDR or Hoover. For part two of the activity, the letters are redistributed,and individuals assume the role of the president being addressed and respond as the president would. A list of problem statements and complete directions for the activity are included in the packet.