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The Roar of the Twenties; The Crash of the Thirties
Eighth graders, after assuming identities of prominent figures from the 1920's and looking at slides and data from the era, relate, in diary form, the cultural, economic and political changes that happened in America between 1920 and 1939.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
A Fliver of Fun: Automobiles of the 1920s
Students study the automobile industry. In this cultural history lesson, students explore 1920s America as they view a teacher-created PowerPoint presentation regarding the 1920s. Students research how the automobile changed the 1920s lifestyle in America.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Who Made the Roaring Twenties Roar?
Students explore the Roaring Twenties. In this modern history lesson, students will select a prominent person from the 1920's and conduct Internet research to create either a documentary or a commemorative stamp about that person. This lesson includes a slide show, web resources, and rubric.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 84 Downloads
That was Then, This is Now-House and Home
Eleventh graders discover the appreciation of the importance of visuals in exploring different aspects of society past and present. They collaborate on comparing and contrasting information. Students look at what life was like during the 1920's.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Radio Broadcasting Before Television
Students compare the radio to other forms of mass communication. In this Radio Broadcasting Before Television lesson, students learn the different types of radio shows in the 1920s and 30s. Students write and perform radio scripts appropriate for the time period using historical sound effects and factual data.
5th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Fifth graders discover the history of African Americans by investigating the Harlem Renaissance. In this African American culture lesson, 5th graders identify the key African American artists and musicians in the 1920's and 30's, specifically Langston Hughes, Jacob Lawrence and Louis Armstrong.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 31 Downloads
Defining American Culture Photographic Parallels
Students assess the diversity of the photographs taken by a Czech photographer, that illustrate how existed in 1920's Texas. Then students compare and contrast these photographs with more current photographs of Texans and evaluate in what ways Texas has changed in how diversity is viewed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
More Inventions: The Self-winding Watch
Students investigate the self-winding watch during the 1920's and how it impacted modern society. They study the idea of inventions by creating and describing their own and how it could impact future society.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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 3 Views 35 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 6 Views 61 Downloads
Literature and the "Age of Anxiety" (1920s and 1930s).
Students examine historical events of the 1920s, World War II and the Cold War. They discover how literature reflects the economic, political, social, religious and historical concerns of a culture. Students compare literature writings to the "Age of Anxiety.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Clash of Cultures: Comparing the 1920s and 1960s
Students identify the social, culturaland political problems of the 1920s and compare them to the problems of the 1960s. They research both eras and then make a presentation to the rest of the class.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
Europe in the 1920s
Delicately poised after the dramatic end of WWI and the startling beginning of WWII, this presentation encompassing the positions and roles of Germany, Italy, England, France, and the League of Nations in the 1920's. The first half of the slideshow focuses on the politics and cultures of these countries, while the later slides cover art in the 1920's and the effect of the Great Depression on the world economy.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
1920's and 1930's Visual Literacy Pre-Assessment
Tenth graders practice their visual literacy skills. In this visual arts lesson, 10th graders examine digital images from the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian. Students then analyze the artistic images and discuss their interpretations.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads