Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources

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Students examine the time period of the Harlem Renaissance. As a class, they are introduced to five artists and discuss their art and techniques. Using the internet, they also research the philosophers of the time period and how situations were different after the movement. To end the lesson, they create their own artwork based on the techniques of the five artists examined at the beginning of the lesson.
Eighth graders investigate the role of South Carolina in the American Revolution. In this colonial American lesson, 8th graders analyze primary documents and images to determine how the state was involved in the outbreak of the war and how they felt about the war. Students also listen to a lecture and write essays on the topic.
Learners explore the topic of African American aviation. In this African American aviation lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources that enable them to discover challenges faced by African American aviators and identify African American aviator leaders. Learners write about their impressions of the lesson.
Students study African Americans. In this American history lesson, students play a scavenger hunt game reading and figuring out who each person the clues are describing, research an African American individual who contributed greatly to American society, and write a persusive letter showing how the person has had a lasting impact on American society.
Fifth graders research early American explorers before writing a vocabulary booklet. They chose one explorer to create a slideshow presentation about and design a bookmark to be displayed at the local library.
Students explore influential individuals. In this lesson on social change, students use historical sources and analysis tools to research a person to build a story about how an individual's actions can lead to change in the community. Students will use a collection of historical sources from the time period to add details to their story. This lesson includes, slide-shows, and multiple web resources.  
Fourth graders watch a teacher made PowerPoint presentation that introduces the study of Colorado's history. They view images and listen to music that is indicative of the mountain men, miners, pioneers, the Spanish, and Native Americans who were early inhabitants of Colorado. After viewing the presentation, 4th graders decide which group they think was most influential and write about their choice.
In this African-American oral tradition worksheet, students read and learn about the vast and important history of the oral traditions that existed in the African-American culture. Students use this worksheet as a pre-reading text to Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. Students also have several questions to complete at the end of the text.
Fourth graders combine math and social studies skills to learn about famous Americans. In this primary source analysis lesson, 4th graders analyze historical photographs and documents as they play American Biography Math Jeopardy.
Learners examine the life and works of various Latin American women. After reading excerpts of each work, they answer comprehension questions and discuss as a class. In groups, they re-write the Equality of Rights in their own words and examine the feminist press in Brazil. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the lives of women in Brazil to those in the United States.
Students analyze the contributions of George Pullman. In this George Pullman lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding Pullman's impact on the railroad industry, organized labor, and American life.
Students consider the plight of Native Americans. In this Oregon history lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding land conflicts between the whites and Native Americans. Students discuss resettlement and compensation to the Native Americans.
Students analyze art and decide if the images are an attempt to celebrate or criticize American Popular Culture of the fifties and sixties and discuss how successful "Pop Art" mirrored society. Students also discuss the difference between "Low Art" and "High Art" and different types of fame.
Challenge historians to investigate influential African-Americans through this online research activity. Learners undertake this task using online links, some of which require investigative searching. Print the worksheet out first, so students can write as they research. There are 31 short-answer questions, followed by a final short-essay response, and a connection to the community asking students to research a local "outstanding African-American." Most links operate.
Fifth graders read Chapter 12 in their social studies book, as well as trade books, and encyclopedias. They identify major events that took place during the American Revolutionary War. Students create a song (groups of 4-5 people) using the events, a familiar musical tune, and motions.
Eighth graders get a firm understanding of the major contributions and defining characteristics of the American Presidents.
Students examine the Booker T. Washington commemorative coin and listen to a biography of Washington's life. They develop a list of reasons why his life was commemorated with a coin. They examine other coins and the lives and work of influential African Americans.
Learners research some of the men and women who help to raise the environmental consciousness of the American people through their writings and drawings. They write a persuasive piece about an outdoor place which will connect their readers emotionally, even though they may have never visited this place themselves.
Third graders research a famous African-American that played an influential role in the economics of society. They complete PowerPoint slides to tell about their person using a template. In groups they complete a word splash about economics.
Students examine Langston Hughes' Poetry and how it influenced key leaders in the Harlem Renaissance and American Civil Rights Movement.