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Symbols of the 1920s: New York City Skyscrapers in Photographs and Paintings
Students explore the technological advancements of 1920's America. In this 1920's America lesson, students examine photographs and paintings of skyscrapers and analyze the urban growth that prompted their construction.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
What a creative and engaging project to incorporate into your studies of the 1920s! Your young historians will work in groups to design a magazine discussing the political and cultural topics of the decade, each member writing one article and visual to contribute to the group project.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Show Me the 1920s!
Students examine American life in the 1920's. In this American history instructional activity, students analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress. Students analyze primary images and documents in order to examine how American society changed during the decade.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 99 Downloads
The 1920s: How They Roared!
Seventh graders visit 1920's America. In this Roaring Twenties lesson, 7th graders view a slideshow featuring images of the era. Students take notes on the presentation and discuss the issues of the era prior to writing acrostic poems about 1920's America.
7th Social Studies & History 22 Views 121 Downloads
Exploring the 1920s
Students explore American artists from the 1920s. For this U.S. history and fine arts lesson, students visit several stations to view documents, listen to music, observe artwork, and answer written questions about Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Langston Hughes, Georgia O'Keefe and other historical artists.
4th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 106 Downloads
Race and Ethnicity in the 1920s
What was life like for African-Americans during the 1920s? It was filled with acute racism, gross mistreatment, and powerful Black leaders. Learn about The Great Debate, Tulsa Race Riots, the rise of the KKK, The NAACP, and Marcus Garvey. The Harlem Renaissance is also discussed.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 32 Downloads
Images Draw You in: 1920's and 1930's
Students analyze a series of images from the 1920's and 30's. In this instructional activity on American culture, students work in small groups to analyze the art and literature of the 1920's. This instructional activity includes a wide variety of images, writing excerpts, and cartoons from the 20's and 30's, and web-links for all of them.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
1920s Policies of American Presidents
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this 1920's America lesson, 11th graders compare and contrast the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Students create charts that feature their findings.
11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
The Economy of the 1920s v. The Economy of the 1930s
In this U.S. economics of the 1920s and 1930s worksheet, students read a passage and then complete a graphic organizer comparing the credit, wages, employment, sales, stock market, and banks in the 2 decades.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 45 Downloads
The Lost Generation Writers of the 1920's
Eleventh graders explore works of the Lost Generation writers of the 1920's. In this American literature lesson, 11th graders analyze provided selections from Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald and then respond to a writing prompt about their influence.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 42 Downloads
1920's & ‘30's Technology Chart
In this changing technology of the 1920s and 1930s instructional activity, students read a brief paragraph regarding technology and then complete a graphic organizer as they answer 2 questions about each of the 7 inventions listed.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
The Roaring 20's
Probably one of the most transitional times in American history, the 1920's brought the advent of the radio, social reform, a shift in culture, and industrialization. Your class uses research to create radio advertisements in 1920's slang, and to compose an essay comparing various advertising media of the time.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 51 Downloads
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, middle schoolers read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their classmates.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 118 Downloads
The Roaring Twenties Mural
Learners explore the roaring twenties. In this Progressive Era instructional activity, students research Internet and print sources regarding the government, economics, social issues, cultural influences, and famous people from the 1920's. Learners use their research findings to design a mural that represents the era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 37 Downloads
Interpreting Political Cartoons - "Roaring" 20s
Eleventh graders investigate 1920's America. In this political cartoon instructional activity, 11th graders interpret political cartoons from the 1920's and respond to the provided analysis questions that accompany the cartoons.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 48 Downloads