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34 resources with the keyterm 20th century

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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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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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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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Sort it Out- Transportation: Is it the 19th or 20th Century?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sort pictures of types of transportation. In this turn of the century lesson, 5th graders view pictures of transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries, sort the pictures into their appropriate category, and complete a...
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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 lesson, 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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A Living Archives Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore everyday life in Canada at the turn of the twentieth century. In this activity 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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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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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 students 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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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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The Twentieth Century

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders summarize a decade in the twentieth century and compare it to another decade. They present facts in a Hyperstudio document that includes text, photos, and audio to describe the decade.
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Journey Through the 20th Century

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the decades of the 20th Century. They conduct Internet research, organize the information, and develop and create a Powerpoint presentation to present to the class.
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Doing Things the Wright Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate 20th century inventions in order to examine how inventions reflect the historical events during which they were developed an
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What's Old Is New Again

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore cultural trends in the United States in the 20th century and examine the resurgence of some of those trends in today's society.
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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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Who’s on First? in the End Zone? at the net? in the Ring?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Pupils are introduced to some sport heroes from the 20th century. They are told that although many sports have their own Halls of Fame, there is no one list of the top 10 athletes from the 20th century. It is their job to research famous...
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First Ladies as Activists

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students choose a First Lady of the 20th century to research. Using both print and non-print sources, they identify the cause to which their First Lady gave her name, time, and energy. After researching, they right a press release...
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Twentieth-Century Oracles

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the role of the oracles in Greek society. In groups, they use the internet to research the disagreements of scholoars on describing the importance of the oracles. They also discuss why the Greeks started going to see...
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Ethnic Groups in World War II

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners understands important issues, events and individuals of the 20th Century and can summarize the contributions of people of various racial and ethnic groups in the development of Texas and the United States.
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Decades

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work cooperatively to research the people, places, events, and things that represent their assigned decade. They creatively, write and present ten minute dramatizations of information about their assigned decade.
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Paul Robeson: 20th-Century Renaissance Man, Hero In Any Century

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore several themes relevant to the life of Paul Robeson and the social, artistic, & political realities of the first half of the 20th century, identify and interview heroes in their communities, and publish profiles on...
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Entertainment Now and Then

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text, photographs and newspapers to identify entertainment activities for people in different eras of the 20th century and today. They compare the different types of entertainment.