Roaring Twenties Teacher Resources
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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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 instructional activity, students examine photographs and paintings of skyscrapers and analyze the urban growth that prompted their construction.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
From The Great War To The Great Depression
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history lesson, young scholars read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to their...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Dance and Discourse: Boogie Down with History
How did the Charleston reflect the culture of the 1920s? To find the answer, class members are taught the dance, read an essay by Albert Haim entitled, “The Charleston in the 1920s: the Dance, the Composers, and the Recordings,” and...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scopes Trial: 1 Day Lesson
Why did many Tennesseeans support the 1925 Butler Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution? Using several primary source documents and a brief video clip, your young historians will draw connections between the broader historical...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Roaring 20's
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fashion and Gender Roles
What do the fashions of an era say about the values and gender roles of that era? Expert groups examine primary source documents and fashion visuals of the 1900s, 1920s, 1940s, and 1950s and consider how these fashions reflect economic...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Individuals as Instruments of Change
How does one become a catalyst for change? What are the challenges faced by those who take a stand for change? What part do the arts play in cultural change? Using primary and secondary sources from the 1920s and 1930s, class members...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Collective Intelligence about 1920s American Literature
The Great Gatsby, Babbitt, and Their eyes Were Watching God all require readers to have some knowledge of the 1920s. Provide that background with a research activity that asks learners to explore mores and trends of the time period...
11th English Language Arts
GIGGLE WATER & STRUGGLE BUGGIES
Students examine the 1920s. In this American history lesson, students will use primary source documents to create original skits. Students will become a character from the 1920s and then share what they have learned through dramatic...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History