20th Century Authors Teacher Resources
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
6th - 8th
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in...
Upton Sinclair, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harvey W. Wiley
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Though Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle shocked the American public into a thorough examination of the meat-packing industry, the author was disappointed that his book's main argument—the exploitation of American immigrants—was not part...
Akutagawa Ryunosuke and the Taisho Modernists
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Japan's Taisho Period was a time when authors like Akutagawa and other Japanese modernists began to experiment with point of view and literary form, making the literature produced during this time period a natural choice for teaching...
Philosophy - Heidegger
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Beyond Martin Heidegger's famously dense writing, there lies a deep and enriching philosophy that prompts one to examine human existence and the path to authenticity. An engaging video previews several of the tenets of the Heideggerian...
Now I See You... The Changing Perception of Women
9th - 12th
Students examine the changing view of women during the 20th century. Using art, literature and music, they identify the various perceptions used throughout history. They also predict what women's' perceptions are going to be in the next...
Looking Back - An Art/English/History Interdisciplinary unit
7th - 12th
Engage your class in art and history with projects that span multiple disciplines. For this unit, class members research twentieth century history, conduct an interview with someone 60 years old or older, write a biographical narrative,...
Cotton Mills from Differing Perspectives: Critically Analyzing Primary Documents
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The working conditions in the cotton mills at the turn of the 20th century are the focus of a series of activities that ask learners to examine primary source documents written from different perspectives. In the first activity, groups...
Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder
6th - 8th
How would you use census data from 1880-1900? Here are a set of ways you can incorporate the book Little House on the Prairie and US census data from that time period. Learners will research the validity or the book based on factual...
Having Fun: Leisure and Entertainment at the Turn of the 20th Century
4th - 8th
Learners inquire about the history of enterntainment and flim. The development of the modern industry of entertainment is done from reflecting upon its roots and background. The discussion is leading to answering how Americans have...