Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Real Meaning Behind the Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz as an AllegoryI have found talking about the gold and silver standards, Wm Jennings Bryan, industrialization and farmers as a lot for a unit - but telling the kids the real meaning behind the Wizard of Oz makes it all soooo easy for the kids to get. Here is one interpretation that I like, but here are more.

1 comment:

mark said...

My students love this unit as well. Most of them sit in awe as we talk about it and watch a clip or two from the movie. Whether or not this was Baum's original purpose is neither here nor there, it makes this unit fun!