20th Century Heroes and Icons Teacher Resources
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Little Theater and American Avant Garde: Crash Course Theater #40
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhen it comes to quality theater, Americans were tardy to the party. A video on early American theater, number 40 on the Crash Course Drama and Theater playlist, shares information about plays during the early 20th century. Discussions...
This Isn't Right: Women Reform Leaders
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 20th century saw many new possibilities open up to women in America, thanks to many well-known female historical figures — and some women who are not as famous but who are equally accomplished. Learn about the women who contributed...
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...
Who’s on First? in the End Zone? at the net? in the Ring?
9th - Higher Ed
Pupils are introduced to some sport heroes from the 20th century. They are told that although many sports have their own Halls of Fame, there is no one list of the top 10 athletes from the 20th century. It is their job to research famous...
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
“Read All About It”: Primary Source Reading in “Chronicling America”
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Can investigative journalism become too sensationalistic and accusatory, or is it vital for the survival of a democracy? Middle schoolers analyze primary source documents from early 20th-century newspapers as well as Theodore Roosevelt's...
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Duke Ellington
2nd - 6th
Young scholars read Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the life of the 20th century composer. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and...
Breaking the Color Barrier: Jackie Robinson's Combat Against Racism
9th - 12th
Students explore Jackie Robinson's career. In this 20th century American history lesson, students complete the provided analysis questions based on the provided primary documents about Jackie Robinson. Students discuss Jackie' Robinson's...
The Role of Food in NYC Tenement Culture: The Work of Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis
6th - 8th
By looking at famous photographs of people in the workplace in early 20th century New York City, eighth graders are introduced to the appalling conditions that people, including children, used to be forced to work in. Each group of...