Roaring Twenties Teacher Resources
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The United States 1920-1945
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Zoom-In: Inflation and the Rise of Adolf Hitler
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this Great Depression instructional activity, students examine photographs pertaining to economic troubles of the 1920's and 1930's. Students discuss how inflation...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Roar of the Twenties; The Crash of the Thirties 1920-1939
Eighth graders view a section of the A & E Special: Prohibition, Thirteen Years that Changed America, focusing on the music, clothing and dance crazes of the 1920's. They also read Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
8th Social Studies & History
The 1920s: The Rise of Consumer Culture
Pupils 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
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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 English Language Arts
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...
12th Social Studies & History
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...
12th Social Studies & History
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....
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
Learning Adjectives through the Duke
Duke Ellington, jazz, and jive kick-off a fun and creative lesson on responding emotionally to music. The class will learn about jive talk used in the 1920s and the life and music of Duke Ellington. They'll listen to a selection of his...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Causes of America's Great Depression
Young scholars 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