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56 resources with the concept the twentieth century

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Introduction to Modernist Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A three-lesson unit introduces high schoolers to Modernist Poetry. After examining modernist poetry's historical, social, and cultural context (1890-1950), students do a close reading of Wallace Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a...
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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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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
Experience 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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A Walk Through The 20th Century

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students review the people, places, and events of a particular decade of the 20th Century. They write a report about that decade and create a booth of memorabilia, music, dress, pictures and other artifacts representing the time period.
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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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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
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history lesson, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson George as they...
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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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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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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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It's Off to Work We Go

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
  Students reenact what finding a job was like in the 1900's and model their actions after Milton Hershey.  In this history lesson, students create business cards, and conduct mock interviews for jobs that would have been predominate in...
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Twentieth Century Entertainment: When Work is Done

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students determine how Americans enjoy leisure time. In this 20th century America lesson, students research primary sources to study how Americans gained leisure time during the century and what they did with it.
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Go Animate the 20th Century!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create animations to match their social studies. in this 20th century activity, students work in groups to read and present to their classmates World War I, World War II, The Great Depression, The Space Race, or the Civil Rights...
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Immigration: An Introduction to a New Way of Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore immigration in the United States during the early 20th century. Working in groups, they describe the meaning of immigration and identify the reasons why immigrants left their homes to come to the United States. Groups...
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A Crippling Cough: Tuberculosis on a Rampage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use problem solving skills to examine symptoms, causes, and treatment of tuberculosis in modern times and in early 1900s. Students read patient case, work in teams to diagnose illness, and conduct Internet research to confirm...
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Interpreting Selected Works of Art from the 20th Century African-American Experience

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine pieces of art by African-American artists in the 20th Century. For each piece, they are shown slides of the artwork and others by the artist to identify the techniques used. In groups, they discuss and research the...
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Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and Technology

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Enable learners to use the blues to explore urbanization, technology, and their effects on everyday life in the 20th century. Musicians were among the large number of people who, between 1914 and 1945, participated in the Great Migration...
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Understanding the Context of Modernist Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the historical, social, and cultural context of modernist poetry. They explore websites, complete a chart, compare/contrast rural and urban life, watch a video of early New York, and complete a writing assessment...