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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 41 Views 117 Downloads
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 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
1920s Images and Ideals PowerPoint Project
Learners 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
Flivers and Tailfins: The Evolution of American Automobiles
Students evaluate the effects of the automobile on American society in the 1920s and 1950s. In this technology and society lesson, students research topics in groups. Students synthesize their findings by creating a multimedia project.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Great Depression Comic Book
Did you know that the comic book made its debut during the 1930s? Using this resource as guidelines for their work, your young historians will use the creative medium of a comic book to summarize their understanding of major events during the Great Depression.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills
To unionize or not to unionize? That is the question high schoolers consider in their investigation of the labor union movement of the 1920s. After a brief review of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the textile industry in the rebuilding of the south after the Civil War, the class listens to oral histories recorded by owners of and workers in the textile industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1920s
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this social justice lesson plan, students participate in a simulation that requires them to debate the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson 1: Postwar Disillusionment and the Quest for Peace, 1921-1929
Students examine U.S. foreign policy following World War I. In this foreign policy instructional activity, students study the Five-Power Treaty and the Kellogg-Briand Pact and their effectiveness in preventing war. Students create political cartoons and write essays regarding anti-war sentiment in the U.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Live from Channel 22
Students explore 1920s America. For this American history lesson, students research primary and secondary sources in order to examine the events and noteworthy people of the time period. Students use their research findings to create radio news programs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Recreation Yesterday and Today
Students research entertainment and recreation in the early 20th century. In this lesson on the 1920's, students use the American Memory collections to compare the rural experience for this time period to the national experience and to their own experience.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Organized Crime
Learners take a closer look at the Roaring Twenties. In this Prohibition and organized crime lesson, students watch "The Untouchables," and respond to the provided discussion questions about the film. A permission slip is provided as well.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 104 Downloads
New Review The Rise of Totalitarianism, the Start of World War II and the US Response
How did totalitarian regimes, in places like Russia, Italy, Germany, and Japan, come to power after World War I? Your young historians will participate in a jigsaw activity and then analyze the response of the United States to the rise of these regimes by debating as either isolationists or interventionists.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable