Roaring Twenties Teacher Resources
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On The Road Again: Cars, Culture, and Change Along Historic U.S. Highway 67
Middle and high schoolers look at historical photos and analyze some of the changes brought about by the automobile revolution in Arkansas during the 1920's. The book, A Journey Through Arkansas: Historic U.S. Highway 67, is used for...
7th - 12th
The Great Gatsby: American People and Culture of the 1920s
Students research an aspect of the 1920s and present a 5-minute presentation on their topic using PowerPoint as a tool to deliver the speech. An option available once the speeches are delivered is to assign an essay where Students recap...
10th - 12th
Roaring Twenties: The Impact of High School on its Students Over Time
Eleventh graders compare the American high school experience of the 1920's to today. In this historical perspectives lesson, 11th graders examine surveys from 1924 high school students and then create their own surveys for today's high...
What's in Your Locker? A "Mindwalk" Past and Present
Analyze digitized primary sources to create the contents of a virtual "locker" from a high school student of the late 1920's to early 1930's. They compare the contents to the students' own virtual lockers to discuss how types of primary...
10th - 12th
The Great Gatsby Historical Background Using Multi-Genre Research Project
Before beginning F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, create a historical context of the Roaring 20s with this lesson. Set up a gallery walk with the provided PowerPoint, which features 10 topics related to the 1920s. Then begin a...
11th - 12th
Introduction to the Great Depression—Canadian and World Studies
Ah, the classic business cycle model: recession, depression, recovery, prosperity. And then there was the Great Depression. Groups investigate the economic conditions that led to and social movements of the 1920s that great out of the...
9th - 10th