20th Century Authors Teacher Resources
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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...
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....
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...
Picturing America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Images, images. Young people today are surrounded by images and it is critical that they become aware of how they are impacted by these images. Here's a series of activities that encourage learners to develop their skills in reading...
Don’t Buy a Ford Ever Again, ca. 1960
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Learning how to craft an argument requires viewing an opposing position that one might find odious. An informational text reading assignment prompts high schoolers to read a primary source poster about boycotting Ford automobiles, and to...
Carl Sandburg's "Chicago": Bringing a Great City Alive
10th - Higher Ed
Carl Sandburg composed poetry that conveyed a time and place in American Literature and history. Learners identify the literary techniques he uses to describe the historical and cultural context of living in Chicago. They define the...
Do You Prefer Your Children's Book Characters Obedient or Contrary? Opinion Writing
9th - 12th
With this New York Times "Learning Network" exercise, high schoolers read an article about the death of Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and then respond to several prompts that require them to shape their own opinions...
Child Labor In Cotton Mills Of The Early 20th Century
11th - Higher Ed
Students get a look into mill life and child labor in the South in the early 20th century, as part of the story of American industrialization. They read a document calling for an end to child labor in Southern cotton mills and respond to...