Roaring Twenties Teacher Resources
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The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the geography of Harlem help create the Harlem Renaissance? Class members learn about the origins of the movement as they study this 1920s-1930s movement. Groups rotate through four stations examining art, music, a satirical...
Symbols of the 1920s: New York City Skyscrapers in Photographs and Paintings
8th - 12th
Students explore the technological advancements of 1920's America. In this 1920's America instructional activity, students examine photographs and paintings of skyscrapers and analyze the urban growth that prompted their construction.
Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did the Klu Klux Klan manage to gain so many members during the 1920s? Class members examine Klan documents and promotional materials to gain an understanding of the propaganda techniques used to attract members.
How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Music and culture are intimately linked. Ask your learners to find connections between jazz and the culture of the 1920s though a jigsaw activity and writing assignment. All pupils read one of three articles and get together in mixed...