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Students explore Latin America by researching the favorite past time, baseball. For this Latin culture lesson, students identify the leaders in the Latin American baseball movement such as Felipe Alou, Jose Mendze, and the great Roberto Clemente. Students practice using baseball vocabulary terms and answer study questions based on the book they are assigned to read.
Students explore development of jazz music in the 1930s by forming imaginary jazz bands which tour several cities in Depression-era America. Jazz band members create imaginary identities for themselves, develop publicity for their tour, and keep diaries of their journey.
Students discuss what the nation was like during the 1920s including the economy, society, politics, and arts and culture. After watching a Discovery video "From the Great War to the Great Depression", they research the life of a famous person from the 1920s and present their information to the class in a creative way.
Students examine the life style of the 1930's using art, music, the Internet and interviews as resources. They complete worksheets including a Venn diagram comparing two pieces of artwork. They determine what life during the Great Depression was like through these lessons.