1900s Teacher Resources

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The Iron Curtain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The period between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall represented a tense, antagonistic relationship between the Soviet Union and the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. Explore the Cold War dynamics and details...
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WWI: The Great War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the signed armistace in 1918, World War I affected every corner of the world for four years in the 20th century. Use these videos, presentations, and lessons to teach middle schoolers...
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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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Review: 19th and 20th Century

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Take a tour of the major art movements that marked the 19th and 20th centuries. This is an excellent resource intended as an art history  review. Through examples it covers, Romanticism, Realism, photography, Impressionism,...
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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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20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States

For Students 8th - 12th
The speaker in this lecture takes the viewer on a journey through the world of modern finance, from the era of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt to the 2008 financial crisis. Exploring the presence of the American government in the economy,...
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Romantic and 20th Century Period Music

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations...
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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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20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the contributions of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this 20th century conflict lesson, students watch a video about the contributions of Native Americans to the World Wars I and II as well as Vietnam. Students also use...
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Genocides of the 20th Century

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research the causes of the major genocides of the 20th century. They participate in a jigsaw activity and complete a concept map of different genocides, watch and discuss excerpts from the movies "Hotel Rwanda," "The...
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Great Speakers of the 20th Century

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze visual texts and describe, in writing, what makes them persuasive. Middle schoolers identify the use of persuasive appeals in formal speech writing, and analyze famous speeches from the 20th century. Use these speeches to focus...
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The Role of The Jungle in the Early 20th Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Study the origins of investigative journalism with a lesson on inquiry, audience, and evidence. Class members examine passages from Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the Reynolds report on the conditions in Chicago stockyards in Chicago, and...
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20th Century American Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop,...
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20th Century Spelling Test

For Students 6th - 7th
For this spelling test worksheet, students practice spelling words related to important events from the 20th century. Students spell 10 words.
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Zoom - In: Early 20th Century Original Student Math Problem

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders solve a percentage problem that was written by a student in the early 20th century. In this percentage and problem solving lesson, learners read and solve a problem that is shown to them through a PowerPoint presentation....
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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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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 activity, 5th graders view pictures of transportation from the 19th and 20th centuries, sort the pictures into their appropriate category, and complete...
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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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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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Go Animate the 20th Century!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create animations to match their social studies. in this 20th century lesson plan, 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...
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Photo Story/Video: Immigrant Experience in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students consider the plight of immigrants. In this 19th and 20th century history instructional activity, students create digital stories using photographs and audio files from the Library of Congress that feature the experiences of...
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20th Century Anagrams

For Students 5th - 6th
In this anagram learning exercise, students rearrange the words in anagrams to make a word related to a 20th century event. Students spell 8 words.
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20th Century Anagrams

For Students 5th - 6th
In this anagram activity, students rearrange the letters to form words related to 20th Century events. Students spell 8 words.
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Immigration Debates in the Era of "Open Gates"

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young social historians examine immigration debates of the early 20th century through primary sources, such as political cartoons. They analyze the material, discuss their findings, and complete a critical thinking worksheet. All...