Influential People 1914-1933 Teacher Resources
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The Harlem Renaissance: Black American Traditions
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.
Why War? Causes of the American Revolution and South Carolina's Role
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.
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators: Grades 3-5
Students 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. Students write about their impressions of the lesson.
African American History Scavenger Hunt
Young scholars 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.
Early American Explorers
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.
American Biography: William Johnson, Life in a Box, Reconstruction to WWII, Pathfinder
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.
Diets and Influence on Food Choice
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice. Instructors are then well supported in a presentation that includes major talking points, discussion prompts, illustrative and descriptive graphics, and important facts. Finally, the lesson is concluded with an engaging activity where class members will get up from their seats to state which influence they believe has the greatest effect on what we eat.
Empire to Independence
Here is a wonderful presentation, perfect for setting the stage for the Revolutionary War. Containing great information and images, it acts as a timeline of events starting with the French Indian War and ending with the dawn of the American Revolution. The plan of union, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, and George Washington are described in rich detail.
The Harlem Renaissance
Beauty, art, and truth is the creed of the poet, and the Harlem Renaissance was all of those things. Discover the reasons for the great migration north, the poets, musicians, and artists that were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Slides contain images and great information on many influential people of the time, as well as their contributions to modern American culture.
Dripping Paint [Action Painting]
Students create examples of American Abstract Expressionism after studying the art of Jackson Pollock in this Art instructional activity for all levels. It is suggested to work with small groups of students if this instructional activity is done with a younger class.
Influential Groups In Colorado's History
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.
Historical Context: African-American Oral Tradition
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.
American Biography: Math Jeopardy
Fourth graders combine math and social studies skills to learn about famous Americans. For this primary source analysis lesson, 4th graders analyze historical photographs and documents as they play American Biography Math Jeopardy.
Latin American Women: Finding New Heroes
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 plan, they compare and contrast the lives of women in Brazil to those in the United States.
George Pullman: His Impact on the Railroad Industry, Labor, and American Life in the 19th Century
Students analyze the contributions of George Pullman. In this George Pullman lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding Pullman's impact on the railroad industry, organized labor, and American life.
Encounters – Native Americans and Euro Americans (1850-1870)
Pupils 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. Pupils discuss resettlement and compensation to the Native Americans.
American Pop Icons
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.
Outstanding African Americans Activity
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 learners 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.
American Influences on Eugenics in Nazi Germany
High schoolers examine the Eugenics movement in America. They discover the Nazi's belief in racial purity and how it relates to Eugenics. They also analyze how science has been influential in creating public policy.
Singing Along with the American Revolutionary War
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.