20th Century Leaders and Revolutionaries Teacher Resources
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Fighting 20th-Century Tyranny
Middle schoolers examine political regimes of the 1900s. In this government structures activity, students watch "Fighting 20th Century Tyranny," and discuss the Holocaust and communism. Middle schoolers simulate mock interviews with the individuals in the video who lived under tyranny.
The Insights of American Blacks During the 19th and 20th Centuries in New Haven, Connecticut
Students examine the contributions of African Americans in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. After being introduced to new vocabulary, they review the elements of autobiographies and read excerpts of African American authors. To end the lesson they wrwite their own autobiography and interview a parent to gather more about their family history.
Art and Artists of 20th Century America
In this art and artists of 20th century America worksheet, students research cowboy life and create display of cowboy photos, clothing or biographies.
Fashion: 20th Century to the Present
Students explore fashion through the 20th Century. They create a poster about their assigned era. Students teach their classmates about the fashion of the assigned period. They describe the fashion trends, current events, popular music and designers of the era.
The Genocide Teaching Project
Young scholars investigate what genocide is as well as places that it is found in the 20th century. They trace the history of genocide back to the events that occurred in Sudan's history. Brainstorming ways to prevent the ongoing conflicts and injustices of genocide in the world as well as the United States is covered within this lesson in depth.
Voting Rights for Women: Pro- And Anti-Suffrage
Students state arguments for and against suffrage for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They give examples of how those arguments were expressed in a variety of media and analyze a political cartoon from the 19th or early 20th centuries.
A World in Transition
Students explore the passing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1397, which backs plans for the creation of a Palestinian state, as a springboard to investigating the history different countries that have been redefined in the 20th century.
Looking Back to Move Forward
Students investigate, through interviews, personal reflection and research, the impact on the past, present and future of 20th century historic events in the United States.
Gunpowder And The Explosion Of World War
Students discover the role of technology in 20th century conflicts. In this technological advancement lesson, students research how World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the War in Iraq were fought. Students compose essays that highlight the tools and technology used in the conflicts.
Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage
Middle schoolers examine the arguments for and against suffrage for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They explore various websites, read and discuss primary source documents, develop a document from two points of view, and analyze cartoons.
Three Visions for African Americans
Learners consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history lesson, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey. Learners research the views of contemporary African American leaders and examine the history of race relations in the United States.
Hail to the Chief
Students explore how the New York Times has represented presidential victories on its front page throughout the 20th century.
The Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas: Overcoming Adversity
Learners examine the photographs of Russell Lee and identify the obstacles faced by Mexican-Americans in Texas during the early and mid-20th century. They discuss the ways they overcame these obstacles and relate it to obstacles in their own lives.
Paul Robeson: 20th-Century Renaissance Man, Hero In Any Century
Students study the life and times of actor Paul Robeson. In this social activism lesson, students research primary and secondary documents to create multi-media presentations featuring Paul Robeson's life and political activism.
Gunpowder and the Explosion of World War
Students consider how technology changed the world of war. In this world history lesson, students research 20th century world conflicts and then compose essays that feature the how technology changed the way that wars were fought.
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict lesson, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Students also use Navajo Code Dictionaries to create and decode their own messages.
The Skyscraper: A 20th Century Art Form
Third graders discuss the role of skyscrapers in the 20th century. in this 20th century/skyscraper activity,students read about and research 3 famous architects and work with a small group to create a skyscraper using paper strips, cubes and glue.
Rockin’ the World: Rock and Roll and Social Protest in 20th Century America
Pupils explore protest songs. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students examine issues-based music by summarizing lyrics and revealing inferences, generalizations, conclusions, and points of view found in the songs.
One China for All?
High schoolers explore relations among Taiwan, China and the United States in the 20th century.
Nationalism and Conflict-Two Fronts, Two Perspectives!
Students examine the major conflicts of the 20th century. After watching a video, they discuss the various types of technology and how they were used in World War I. They watch excerpts from films covering different wars and view them from a different perspective.