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92 resources with the concept the twentieth century

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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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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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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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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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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, learners will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
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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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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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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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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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A Living Archives Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore everyday life in Canada at the turn of the twentieth century. In this lesson from the past, 7th graders view the picture "Three Children" and discuss what is occurring. Students use A Living Archives to locate...
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Losing Ground

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine the story of the Dust Bowl as they discover how farming practices of the early 20th Century caused soil erosion in the North American grasslands. They investigate how mulch reduces water and wind erosion in two activities.
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Twentieth Century

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the historical events of the 20th century. They read and discuss text, complete graphic organizers, participate in jigsaw activities, conduct Internet research, and create a computer slide...
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Time in a Capsule

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze the meaning and process of categorizing items, people and events as 'the best.' students then defend pieces of literature, images, and sounds that they feel most represent 'the best of the 20th century.'
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Nixon Farewell Address: Any Last Words?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students take a closer look at Nixon's exit from office. In this 20th century American history activity, students read Richard Nixon's Farewell Address and respond to discussion questions regarding it. 
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Discover the Real Depression

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders take a closer look at living conditions during the Great Depression. In this Great Depression lesson plan, 11th graders analyze primary source packets that their teachers prepare and then record facts about life...
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The Great Depression: A Study Guide Through Song

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the political and social outlook during the Great Depression. For this Great Depression lesson, students analyze selected songs from the time period. Students use the provided lyric sheets and song analysis...
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Propaganda in the 1900's

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine primary sources to discover information about life in the 20th century. In this propaganda lesson, students analyze posters from the time period and present their findings to their classmates. 
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Lost Battalion

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century history instructional activity, students respond to 4 short answer questions that require them to compare the Spanish-American War to World War I.