1900s Teacher Resources
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Urbanization: Compare and Contrast the Cities of the Early 20th Century to the Cities of Today
8th - 11th
Students examine historical perspectives. In this urbanization lesson, students analyze photographs of American cities at different stages of urbanization. Students write essays that note how technology and time change environments.
Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
As if surviving a journey to America wasn't enough of a feat for early 20th century immigrants, they then needed to settle into American life. Learn about the ways New York public education attempted to meet the needs of its students,...
The Insights of American Blacks During the 19th and 20th Centuries in New Haven, Connecticut
7th - 8th
Students examine the contributions of African Americans in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. After being introduced to new vocabulary, they review the elements of autobiographies and read excerpts of African...
Social Studies, Music, The Blues, Urbanization, and Technology
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...
The African American Experience in NC After Reconstruction
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Race relations in the early 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that asks high schoolers to examine excerpts from five primary source documents to evaluate arguments for and against African American progress....
Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Analyze a seminal speech from the 20th century with an activity focused on President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. After reading an excerpt from the address, pupils use a worksheet to practice their reading comprehension skills...
Lesson Plan: Immigration: A Case Study on Multiple Perspectives and Diverse Formats
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
As part of a case study of U.S. immigration during the first part of the 20th century, class members examine a variety of primary sources that present multiple perspectives of the responses of those in favor of immigration and those...