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The Roaring 20s
America during the 1920s was quite an interesting place! Bring the jazz, poverty, consumer excess, culture, and politics to life with this presentation. Primary source images, excellent descriptive text, and a wide span of topics are sure to interest even your toughest audience.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for learners to get a glimpse into this time period.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 33 Views 26 Downloads
Recreation Yesterday and Today
Eleventh graders research entertainment and recreation in the early 20th century using the American Memory collections and From the Hidewood: Memories of a Dakota Neighborhood, a book by Robert Amerson reflecting life in Deuel County, South Dakota, during the late 1920s and 1930s.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Famous People of the Twenties
Meet some of the people who made headlines during the 1920s. You'll be introduced to names of famous musicians, politicians, bad guys, athletes, reformers, and writers of the time. Images of each individual along with a brief about their accomplishments is included.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 13 Views 17 Downloads
The Roaring Twenties
Let's take a look back at America during the 1920s and 1930s. Information regarding the economics in the 1920s that led to some of the issues during the 1930s are covered using text and images. Learners will consider economic booms, busts, and the effect of installment buying.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 37 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 Finally the ability for one to interpret original historical documents and images.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 10 Views 34 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 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
The Roaring Twenties Mural
Students explore the roaring twenties. In this Progressive Era lesson plan, students research Internet and print sources regarding the government, economics, social issues, cultural influences, and famous people from the 1920's. Students use their research findings to design a mural that represents the era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 38 Downloads
Interpreting Political Cartoons - "Roaring" 20s
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.
11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 54 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 8 Views 29 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 9 Downloads
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 instructional activity, Your high schoolers 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