by Mike Kubic
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
The Great Depression
- Mike Kubic
In “The Great Depression,” Kubic explores the causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the economic reforms that resulted from this era.Pair “Hoover: Feeding the Starving Victims of WWI” with “The Great Depression” and have students discuss what role Herber Hoover played in both articles. Ask them to discuss if and their opinion of Hoover changed after reading “The Great Depression.” If so, why?
The Marshall Plan
- Mike Kubic
“The Marshall Plan” explains the circumstances surrounding the eponymous proposal, which was designed to facilitate the economic and political growth of Europe following the extensive destruction caused by World War II.Pair “Hoover: Feeding the Starving Victims of World War I” with “The Marshall Plan” and ask students to compare and contrast the problems caused by war, and how those problems were solved in each text.
To the Front Lines: America in World War I
“To the Front Lines: America in World War I" is an informational text that explains the United States’ initial reluctance to enter World War I as well as the events that made the U.S. end its neutrality.Pair “Hoover: Feeding the Starving Victims of World War I” with “To the Front Lines: America in World War I” and ask students to discuss the United States’ participation in WWI beyond fighting in the trenches. Did this type of help conflict with American neutrality?