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94 resources with the concept the twentieth century

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American Battle Monuments Commission Interactives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 14 resources celebrate the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas during World War I and World War II. Young historians use Interactive timelines to follow events as they unfolded and maps to track...
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World War II: A Visual History

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore the enormity of World War II, including its causes, prominent battles, and historical figures, with an interactive map and timeline. Divided into each year from 1939 to 1945, as well as sections pre- and post-war, the resource...
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Contemporary: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The twentieth century was marked by two distinct forces: conflict and progress. Examine the ways that wars and technological competition, industrialization and decolonization, and all antecedent forces and relationships to this point led...
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Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Throughout the 20th Century, the world has become a healthier place. By examining the public-health issues and diseases doctors faced during the 1900's, students will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
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Comparing Urban and Rural Life in the Early 1900s

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
New ReviewExperience a bit of what life was like at the turn of last century with images of rural and urban life. Learners consider pictures from each environment and then compare and contrast them. Activities include discussing the differences,...
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Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
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...
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End of the Year Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Looking for an engaging and informative end-of-the-year project? This resource will provide your pupils with guidelines for three solid independent research project options: family research, reviewing and illustrating a decade from the...
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Snapshot Autobiography Assignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Combine history with storytelling by asking learners to write autobiographies as if they were twentieth-century personalities. Individuals take on the role of a chosen person and follow the steps listed here in order to come up with a...
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Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Engage your class in art and history with projects that span multiple disciplines. For this unit, class members research twentieth century history, conduct an interview with someone 60 years old or older, write a biographical narrative,...
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Iran Hostage Crisis: Reading Primary Documents

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Following brief instruction about the Iran Hostage Crisis during Jimmy Carter's presidency, small groups read three-page sections from the diary of hostage Robert C. Ode. They write editorials from the perspective of either U.S. citizens...
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20th Century Civil Rights Movement Documentary: A Multimedia Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Groups collaborate to create historical documentaries. In this American Civil Rights lesson, groups research primary and secondary sources about the events and people pertinent to the movement in the 1950s and 1960s. They then use...
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The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
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Drawing with Thread

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After a study of work by Wassily Kandinski, have your aspiring artists recreate "Drawing with Yarn." It was one of his works made in 1913 that demonstrates his abstract style. What a beautiful work of art to make with your class!
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The Dawn of the 20th Century

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
20th Century themes are explored in this overview. From Urbanization to Marx & Einstein, scholars will learn about the key themes of this topic. Note: This is a brief overview of 20th Century themes and not intended to be an in-depth...
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African American Women Trailblazers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history instructional activity, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson...
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Splash & Splatter

For Teachers K - 12th
Students research the work of Jackson Pollock, a 20th century painter. They experiment with splatter-painting methods and discover the meaning of field or action painting, terms used to describe Pollock's abstract work. Students apply...
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The Frozen Gridiron

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students conduct research for this lesson plan is based on viewing the Historica Footprints, Normie Kwong, Russ Jackson, Ron Lancaster and Angelo Mosca. The first Grey Cup game was played on a cold, blustery day in December 1909. The...
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World History Final Exam Review

For Students 8th - 11th
Practice makes perfect! Set up your historians for success by giving them a review sheet before the big test. In this review, students utilize a list of 100 terms, events, and people in order to prepare themselves to take a final exam....
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The Brief American Pageant: The American People Face a New Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The political landscape of Y2K is the focus of this series of slides, which cover the later years of the 20th century. Charts detail the poverty and social welfare rates in the 20th century, as well as a pie graph displaying the sources...
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Decades Mural Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a decade of the twentieth century and create a mural to depict the events and trends of that time period.  In this decades mural lesson, students use primary sources to discover the major events and trends of a given...
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Afghanistan: 12 Years Of Violence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Afghanistan's contemporary history. In this global issues lesson, students research print and Internet sources about the Taliban and their control of the nation. Students share their findings with their classmates.
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1970's Artifacts Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of popular culture on Americans. In this 1970's America lesson, students view and identify artifacts from the decade at a selected Web site. Students then discuss their impressions of 1970's culture.
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Working Conditions in the Early 20th Century

For Students 8th - 12th
In this industrialization worksheet, students read a 1-page selection about the working conditions in the 20th century prior to responding to 4 short answer questions.
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Changing Ways of Life

For Students 8th - 11th
In this 20th century American history worksheet, students read "Changing Ways of Life," and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions about 1920's America.