20th Century Leaders and Revolutionaries Teacher Resources

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Students examine political regimes of the 1900s. In this government structures lesson, students watch "Fighting 20th Century Tyranny," and discuss the Holocaust and communism. Students simulate mock interviews with the individuals in the video who lived under tyranny.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers compose essays that highlight the tools and technology used in the conflicts.
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.
Learners consider the plight of African Americans in post-Reconstruction America. For 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.
Students explore how the New York Times has represented presidential victories on its front page throughout the 20th century.
Students 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.
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.
Young scholars explore relations among Taiwan, China and the United States in the 20th century.
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.
Learners consider words that reflect their knowledge and opinions about Israel, Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip. They develop annotated timelines about the history of the region in the 20th century and create collages that express their views.
Learners study the life and times of actor Paul Robeson. For this social activism lesson, students research primary and secondary documents to create multi-media presentations featuring Paul Robeson's life and political activism.
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. For 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.
Students, in groups, listen carefully to the song(s) and to complete worksheet.
Students 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.