20th Century Leaders and Revolutionaries Teacher Resources
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Gunpowder And The Explosion Of World War
Students discover the role of technology in 20th century conflicts. In this technological advancement lesson plan, 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 7 Views 17 Downloads
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 27 Downloads
Fighting 20th-Century Tyranny
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Young scholars create encyclopedias for the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history instructional activity, 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
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 4 Views 16 Downloads
Fashion: 20th Century to the Present
Pupils 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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 66 Downloads
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
African American Women Trailblazers
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history lesson, 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
Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism
Students explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history lesson, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Students discuss Jackie' Robinson's perseverance and his accomplishments.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 46 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 lesson in depth.
10th - 12th Science 11 Views 59 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 20 Views 51 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 31 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 3 Views 20 Downloads
Three Visions for African Americans
High schoolers 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 52 Downloads
The Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas: Overcoming Adversity
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Gunpowder and the Explosion of World War
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads