What two cities were in Oz (Emerald City and Munchkin Land)? What do they represent
Where were all the factories at the time this book was written and presently?
Where is Washington D.C.?
What does the yellow brick road only going through the land of Oz say about where the money in our country is and is made as well as the relationship between the starting and ending points of the yellow brick road?
Mention of the movie color changing.
Western part of the U.S. – Kansas
What is the occupation of Dorothy’s family?
What does Dorothy represent?
What natural resource that could be coined is in abundance out west? Mention of the movie color changing. (Black + White = Gray, which looks very similar to silver)
What is the connection between the tornado and the populist movement starting out west? Where does the tornado land Dorothy and what is the hope for the populist movement in this area?
Apply the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many one), which is found on all metal currency in the U.S. today, when thinking about the Wizard of Oz calling the west the “land of E Pluribus Unum.”
How does McKinley’s front porch campaign style fit this character?
What does him leaving the Emerald City represent?
Who is left in his place to run the Emerald City?
What does he admit when he is uncovered? What does this say about him and what does the response of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Lion say about the Populist Party’s feelings towards William McKinley as the President of the U.S.
Eastern factory manager (boss) – Wicked witch of the east
Why is she hated by the munchkins?
What does her originally wearing the ruby slippers represent?
Who is her sister and what is the reasoning behind this relationship?
Eastern factory workers (labor unions members) – Tin Man
Where does he live?
What does him a being a machine say about factory workers and the type of work that they do?
child laborers – Munchkins
What do the physically look like?
How do they feel about the wicked witch of the east? What does this say about the relationship between a worker and their boss?