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Eleventh graders investigate 1920's America. In this political cartoon lesson, 11th graders interpret political cartoons from the 1920's and respond to the provided analysis questions that accompany the cartoons.
High schoolers 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.  Each group will complete a persuasive essay in response to a prompt about whether life was better in the 1920s or the 21st century.
In this 20th century history activity, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about events and significant figures of 1920's America. 
Students 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.
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. Students then analyze and compare the data.
Eleventh graders compare 1920's America to modern America. In this historical perspectives instructional activity, 11th graders research both eras in American history using inquiry skills. As a culminating activity, students create digital slide shows that feature their findings. 
Use this roaring 1920s history lesson plan 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.
Eleventh graders discover the impact of advertising in 1920's America. In this 20th century history lesson, 11th graders complete KNU charts as they research marketing techniques that were used during the decade to promote consumerism.
In this online interactive quiz worksheet, students respond to 30 multiple choice questions about 1920's America. Students may check their answers immediately.
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. Tip: Until 0:24, Green very quickly summarizes major cultural and economic points of the decade. Try using this as an opportunity to see how many specific events your learners can recall for each category.
In this word search learning exercise, students find a total of 11 words related to Britain and America in the 1920's, then categorize them into either "prosperity" or "poverty."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students investigate the invention of the automobile of the 1920's by using the literary work "The Great Gatsby". The lesson integrates technology with useful resource links. This helps students to perform research.
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. After presenting their work, class members get to work outlining and writing an essay on the same topic.
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.

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