The Populist Movement 1867-1896, and the Election of 1896

2014, bill woodward, Populist Party

This lesson is designed to give students an overview of what the Populist Movement of late19th Century America was all about. The lesson uses several short powerpoint presentations from our history text books, Creating America: A History of the United States, The Kansas Journey, and from the Stanford History Education Group. Students will use a variety of primary source documents such as: Speeches by Mary Elizabeth Lease, and William Jennings Bryan. Students will also use materials from Read Kansas! provided by The Kansas Historical Society.


Lesson Plan