1900s Teacher Resources
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Visual Perspectives: Images of Children in the 19th and 20th Centuries
8th - 12th
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this children's history lesson, students examine digital images regarding the role of children in society during the 19th and 20th centuries. Young scholars...
20th Century Capitalism and Regulation in the United States
14 mins 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,...
20th-Century Warfare: Unique Contributions of American Indians
11th - 12th
Young scholars 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. Young scholars...
Zoom - In: Early 20th Century Original Student Math Problem
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....
20th Century Civil Rights Movement Documentary: A Multimedia Project
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...
The Role of The Jungle in the Early 20th Century
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Sort it Out- Transportation: Is it the 19th or 20th Century?
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...
Interpreting Selected Works of Art from the 20th Century African-American Experience
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...
Photo Story/Video: Immigrant Experience in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
8th - 11th
Students consider the plight of immigrants. In this 19th and 20th century history lesson, students create digital stories using photographs and audio files from the Library of Congress that feature the experiences of immigrants to...