20th Century Leaders and Revolutionaries Teacher Resources
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Genocides of the 20th Century
Ninth graders research the causes of the major genocides of the 20th century. They participate in a jigsaw activity and complete a concept map of different genocides, watch and discuss excerpts from the movies "Hotel Rwanda," "The Killing Fields," and "The Armenian Genocide," and answer discussion questions.
9th Social Studies & History 9 Views 48 Downloads
Gunpowder And The Explosion Of World War
Students discover the role of technology in 20th century conflicts. In this technological advancement instructional activity, 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 17 Downloads
Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage
Students 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 12 Views 33 Downloads
20th Century American Art
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop, and performance art.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 22 Downloads
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict instructional activity, 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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 27 Downloads
African American Women Trailblazers
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history activity, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson George as they read about their lives.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Literature and social studies are definitely linked, and this lesson pulls them together to construct a great learning activity. The class will read several selections written at the turn of the 20th Century. They analyze ads from the time and then match historical documents to period literature.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 32 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Students create encyclopedias for the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history lesson, students research the contributions of lesser and well-known civil rights activists and write encyclopedia entries featuring their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 47 Downloads
Fighting 20th-Century Tyranny
Middle schoolers examine political regimes of the 1900s. For this government structures lesson, 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
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.
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
The Genocide Teaching Project
Students 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 activity in depth.
10th - 12th Science 13 Views 61 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 23 Views 54 Downloads
Three Visions for African Americans
Students consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. In this African American history instructional activity, students discover the visions of African American leaders Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 60 Downloads
History, Eugenics and Genetics
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This instructional activity is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is carefully written and highly valuable.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Immigration and Prohibition
A comprehensive look at the prohibition debate through the lens of immigration gives scholars intriguing material for a debate and essay of their own. They watch four video clips (find these on the PBS website), discussing issues in small groups after each one.
8th - 12th Language Arts 24 Views 129 Downloads
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class with a discussion of proposed government regulation of personal behavior based on several examples provided.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 37 Views 78 Downloads
The Mathematics of Convection: Nature's Model for Energy Production
High schoolers conduct a series of experiments to investigate density, buoyancy and climate. In this math instructional activity, pupils design and build a hot air balloon to demonstrate convection. They research and write a paper about solar chimneys.
9th - 12th Math 7 Views 65 Downloads
WWII Project Outline
Work together as a class and get to know the ins and outs of World War II with this engaging collaborative project. Class members are broken into groups to research particular war topics, from life on the home front to the Holocaust and the Manhattan Project, and to then demonstrate their research in a creative way.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning Guide to Thirteen Days
While Thirteen Days is a fantastic film to use in the classroom in reference to the Cold War and the Cuban missile crisis, it is important to take care to effectively and properly incorporate its contents into your curriculum. This website guides a teacher through a description of the film and its historical accuracy, offers discussion questions and possible student responses, and provides a variety of supplemental readings and resources.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable