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Like Mark Twain's introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz warns readers not to search for a hidden message or moral in his tale. Yet many, such as Henry Littlefield, have done just that. Introduce viewers to the debate with a video that details some of some of the interpretations of Baum's classic tale.
- Have groups develop their own allegorical interpretation of the tale using references to modern political situations
- Flip the lesson; ask class members to view the video and complete the comprehension check out of class before returning for discussion
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- The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and a discussion question