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Women of the Twenties and The Great Gatsby
Students research social elements of the 1920s. In this persuasive writing lesson, students make comparisons between women of the 1920s and women in the 21st century. They work in small groups to discuss the women in The Great Gatsby, and conduct additional Internet research to gain more information about the 1920s.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Ku Klux Klan
High schoolers discuss, write, and identify symbols of the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's in Indiana. In this Ku Klux Klan lesson plan, students also take a field trip to view the Thomas Hart Benton Murals at Indiana University.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 24 Downloads
Roaring Twenties: The Impact of High School on its Students Over Time
Eleventh graders compare the American high school experience of the 1920's to today. In this historical perspectives lesson, 11th graders examine surveys from 1924 high school students and then create their own surveys for today's high school students.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads
Eleventh graders compare 1920's America to modern America. In this historical perspectives lesson, 11th graders research both eras in American history using inquiry skills. As a culminating activity, students create digital slide shows that feature their findings.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Reporting on the 1920s
Use this roaring 1920s history lesson to have young writers research primary and secondary sources. They use their research to examine the events or famous public figures of the time period. Next, they imagine they're in the 1920s and design and deliver historically accurate newscast presentations.
8th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 83 Downloads
Advertising and Consumerism of the 1920's
Eleventh graders discover the impact of advertising in 1920's America. In this 20th century history lesson plan, 11th graders complete KNU charts as they research marketing techniques that were used during the decade to promote consumerism.
11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 36 Downloads
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 topics, including the American automobile and film industry, the Harlem Renaissance, flapper culture, the Scopes trial and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and immigration restriction.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mexican Labor in 1920s
Students explore what life was like for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the 1920s. In this American history instructional activity, students watch videos and refer to multiple documents to draw conclusions as to what life was like for Mexican workers after the Mexican War.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 through primary documents.
11th Language Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
The 1920s: The Rise of Consumer Culture
Students examine economic, social, and cultural aspects of the 1920s. They provide a brief political history of the 1920s, focusing on the death of Warren Harding (Was he poisoned by his wife?) and develop skills in analyzing advertisements.
All Social Studies & History 5 Views 9 Downloads
A Shared Past: Agricultural Changes in the 1920s
Students analyze the factors that contributed to the agricultural surpluses of the 1920s and assume the role of a farmer in 1925 trying to decide which of several agricultural options to accept.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
1920s Consumer Culture
Students are immersed in the following goals of learning: The importance of consumerism in the 1920's. Also have learners recognize the connections between commodities and culture in the American past and present. Finally the ability for one to interpret original historical documents and images.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 31 Downloads
The Great Gatsby: American People and Culture of the 1920s
Students research an aspect of the 1920s and present a 5-minute presentation on their topic using PowerPoint as a tool to deliver the speech. An option available once the speeches are delivered is to assign an essay where Students recap the information they acquired from listening to the speeches.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 13 Downloads
The Great Gatsby, 1920s, Famous People
Students participate in the Great Gatsby Project Description. They research about famous people of the Jazz Age, prohibition, fashions in the 1920's and automobiles of that time period. Students share their findings with classmates.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
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 groups to create posters that represent the similarities and differences between the articles.
6th - 8th Language Arts 125 Views 165 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Sound and Feel of the 1920s
Eleventh graders comprehend the 1920's. They analyze examples of art from 1920's to build an comprehension of the times. They are asked if art reflect or transcend the time in which it was created? Students discuss the common element they find in the art of the 1920's.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 12 Downloads