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The Roar of the Twenties; The Crash of the Thirties
Eighth graders, after assuming identities of prominent figures from the 1920's and looking at slides and data from the era, relate, in diary form, the cultural, economic and political changes that happened in America between 1920 and 1939.
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The Great Depression/ Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
What was life like during the Great Depression (1929-early 1940’s)? How did the experience of white Americans compare to that of black Americans? Learners tackle these and other questions in a unit that focuses on the Great Depression...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston's Farewell to Manzanar
Passages from Unbroken and Farewell to Manzanar provide the context for a study of the historical themes of experiencing war, resilience during war, and understanding the lasting trauma of war. Appendices include extension activities,...
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Automobile and the Drive-In Society
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
GIGGLE WATER & STRUGGLE BUGGIES
Students examine the 1920s. In this American history lesson, students will use primary source documents to create original skits. Students will become a character from the 1920s and then share what they have learned through dramatic...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Roar of the Twenties; The Crash of the Thirties 1920-1939
Eighth graders view a section of the A & E Special: Prohibition, Thirteen Years that Changed America, focusing on the music, clothing and dance crazes of the 1920's. They also read Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
8th Social Studies & History