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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 5 Views 16 Downloads
Letters Back Home: A soldier's perspective on World War I
Wars have profound and lasting effects, not only on soldiers and their families, but also on their countries. As part of a study of World War I, class members read the letters of Paul Green, a soldier from North Carolina, who served in the Great War.
9th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 99 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
The Great Gatsby, 1920s, Automobile
Pupils investigate the invention of the automobile of the 1920's by using the literary work "The Great Gatsby". The instructional activity integrates technology with useful resource links. This helps students to perform research.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
When Art Conveys a Political Message
Twelfth graders learn art is an effective way to convey a political message. They learn how political messages are created to convey a message. They analyze a piece of artwork and then write a short paragraph from the point of view of one of the characters represented.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
When Art Conveys Political and Social Conflict
Twelfth graders consider art as a medium to convey information and opinions on social conflict and issues. They analyze images from the Crocker Art Museum, discuss their effectiveness in raising awareness of an issue, and create a politically based original work.
12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 15 Downloads
Great Gatsby's Jazz
As Nick wanders the grounds of Gatsby's mansion, he observes the behaviors of the rowdy guests and listens to the music pouring over the lawn. Bring the music of the jazz age into the classroom with Louis Armstrong's "West End Blues," Duke Ellington's "The Mooch," and Jelly Roll Morton's "Black Bottom Stomp.
9th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 42 Downloads
Explore the Roaring Twenties with l Lecture, r Research, and Role-play
To grasp what life was like in the 1920's, middle schoolers research and role-play. Intended as a follow-up activity to a lecture on the 1920's, learners will journal, view a PowerPoint, role-play, and reflect on what they've learned. Use this activity in a history lesson plan or before starting a novel unit.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 36 Views 127 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 1: Level 9
The Iditarod Trail and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are the focus of a comprehension assessment. Readers must identify the main idea of the passage, draw inferences, define words using context clues, and identify the organizational structure of the passage.
8th - 10th Language Arts 42 Views 118 Downloads
Causes of America's Great Depression
Students identify principal causes of the Great Depression. They analyze causes including a decline in worldwide trade, the stock market crash, and bank failures and explain the legacy of the Depression in American society.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 80 Downloads
Modernism: American Literature 1914-1945
What characterizes modern literature? The first few slides of this 31-slide PowerPoint discuss what sparked the change to Modernism and discuss some of the key figures of the time (like Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud). The 20s and 30s are both briefly touched on, and some characteristics of the work produced during this period are noted.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 10 Downloads
The Stock Market and the Great Depression
How does the Stock Market work, what was Black Tuesday, and how did the Market crass of 1929 lead to the Great Depression? Have your class play this stock market game for two weeks to better explain how the stock market works.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 172 Downloads
The Great Depression Changes Ameirican Life
Students examine the impact of the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson, students research employment opportunities during the era. Students determine how they may have been able to survive the economic depression if they had lived then.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
From War to Peace
In this post World War I worksheet, students review a chapter as they write 5 vocabulary terms that match 5 definitions, change 3 false statements into true statements, and explain 2 historical themes regarding this time period in United States history.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
1920s Images and Ideals PowerPoint Project
Students explore Teaching the American Twenties, noting fashion, life styles, Hollywood, key authors, key people, and key events. They explore the sites and note what they can identify from the time period for this collection. They write down important things about the time period, which helps them to explain their chosen images.
9th - 11th Language Arts 7 Views 62 Downloads