Roaring Twenties Teacher Resources
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The Great Gatsby: American People and Culture of the 1920s
Young scholars 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 7 Views 13 Downloads
What Was Life Like During the 1920's?
What a wonderful way to begin an exploration of the Great Depression. Using this colorful and interesting presentation, teachers can give students an overview of the life in the 1920's and 1930's. The pictures, quotes and poetry used in this presentation make the experience a unique one.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Texts and Era Introduction
Make text-to-world connections between 1920s American history and The Great Gatsby. Upper graders share facts they researched about the 1920s the evening prior, view two video clips about F. Scott Fitzgerald, and then choose a book to read in literature circles.
8th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Voice of History
Way before the digital age radio was the medium of popular culture. After listening to excerpts from radio programs (easily available on the Internet), participants return to the radio age by creating a two-minute sketch based on a historical/social event or figure from the 1920s.
8th - Higher Ed Language Arts 7 Views 70 Downloads
What's in Your Locker? A "Mindwalk" Past and Present
Analyze digitized primary sources to create the contents of a virtual "locker" from a high school student of the late 1920's to early 1930's. They compare the contents to the students' own virtual lockers to discuss how types of primary sources may or may not change over time and the indications of those changes.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 29 Downloads
The Great Gatsby Historical Background Using Multi-Genre Research Project
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a multi-genre research project (from Tom Romero's Writing With Passion), which asks writers to include in their project poetry, drama, interviews, letters, articles, or any other genre of writing.
11th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 127 Downloads
Hollywood Magic-The Dream Factory Recreates the Novel
The Great Gatsby, The Jungle and study HRC's Teaching the American Twenties-The Dream Factory are the focus of this lesson, Your students will rewrite a small scene from the novel into a dramatic film scene and then create a modern movie poster that demonstrates the plot, major themes and characters of the novel and the 1920's.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
The Great Gatsby: Arts and Culture
After reading the first 21 pages of The Great Gatsby, class members listen to an audio discussion of the culture of the 1920s and Jazz Age music recordings. Individuals then craft a a one-page critique of whether Fitzgerald's depiction of the music and culture of the times is consistent with what they have heard.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Images Draw You in: 1920's and 1930's
Students analyze a series of images from the 1920's and 30's. For this lesson on American culture, students work in small groups to analyze the art and literature of the 1920's. This lesson 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. For 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 15 Views 29 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 8 Views 49 Downloads
The Lost Generation Writers of the 1920's
Eleventh graders explore works of the Lost Generation writers of the 1920's. For 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 11 Views 42 Downloads
Mexican Labor in 1920s
Students explore what life was like for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the 1920s. In this American history lesson, 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 1 Download
The Great Depression
Any resource capable of serving two purposes is a good resource, in my opinion. Not only will learners be able to follow lecture and discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, they'll also use their critical thinking skills. Throughout the presentation learners are asked to complete writing prompts, think-pair-share, and illustrations related to each topic.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads