20th Century Builders and Innovators Teacher Resources
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20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
11th - 12th
Learners discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict lesson, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Learners also use...
Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
9th - 12th
Literature and social studies are definitely linked, and this lesson pulls them together to construct a great learning activity. The class will read several selections written at the turn of the 20th Century. They analyze ads from the...
Urbanization As Seen Through Late 19c - Early 20c Architecture
8th - 11th
Incorporating the cultures, architecture, and ethnic populations of several American cities (namely Chicago and New York), this presentation displays vivid photographs of buildings and people in 19th - 20th century urban America. The...
Having Fun: Leisure and Entertainment at the Turn of the 20th Century
4th - 8th
Learners inquire about the history of enterntainment and flim. The development of the modern industry of entertainment is done from reflecting upon its roots and background. The discussion is leading to answering how Americans have...
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
Lesson Plan: “Seeing the Way: A Brief History of Cataract Surgery”
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After looking at the history of cataract surgery techniques, your high schoolers will have a new perspective on medical and scientific advances. Kids alternate between watching short video clips, class discussion, and computer research....
New Sights and Sounds: Inventions That Changed A Century
6th - 8th
Students analyze the role and impact of technological innovation in the late 19th and early 20th century. They evaluate manuscripts, sound recordings, and motion pictures to construct historical meaning. Students observe the connections...
The Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas: Daily Life
9th - 12th
Students analyze the different ways that photography helps historians understand the lives of people who lived in the past. They examine images from Russell Lee's photo essay and discuss how Texas' has changed from an agrarian to an...
Dynamic Dialect: Horace Kephart and Our Southern Highlanders
8th - 12th
Students examine Appalachian culture in the early 1900's. In this language arts instructional activity, students use Our Southern Highlanders by Horace Kephart to explore the Southern Appalachian dialect, linguistics, customs and traits.
International Scripture: The Impact of the Declaration of Independence
9th - 12th
Students examine the US Declaration of Independence. They discuss the sacrifices involved in obtaining independence and explore the Civil War. In groups, students declare independence from something and write their own declaration and...