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Student Copy of Gatsby and the Jazz Age: American Dream or Nightmare:

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
F. Scott Fitzgerald's intent in The Great Gatsby, was "to state the American dream as dramatically, as passionately, as possible – and at the same time, to hold it up to moral judgment, to see what lies and terrors lay beneath its...
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Reporting on the 1920s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this roaring 1920s history activity to have young writers research primary and secondary sources. They use their research to examine the events or famous public figures of the time period. Next, they imagine they're in the 1920s and...
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The Harlem Renaissance (1920’s-1930’s)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The 1920s: How They Roared!

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders visit 1920's America. For this Roaring Twenties lesson, 7th graders view a slideshow featuring images of the era. Students take notes on the presentation and discuss the issues of the era prior to writing acrostic poems...
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1920's Magazine

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What a creative and engaging project to incorporate into your studies of the 1920s! Your young historians will work in groups to design a magazine discussing the political and cultural topics of the decade, each member writing one...
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Marketing a Bad Idea: Why So Many People Joined the Klan in the 1920s

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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.
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The Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A slideshow presentation covers the flavor of the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s are categorized into politics, culture, music, policy, and social issues that divided the nation. Each main header contains several subsequent slides full of...
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Exploring the 1920s

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore American artists from the 1920s.  In this U.S. history and fine arts lesson, students visit several stations to view documents, listen to music, observe artwork, and answer written questions about  Duke Ellington, Louis...
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What Was Life Like During the 1920's?

For Teachers 11th
What a wonderful way to begin an exploration of the Great Depression. Using this colorful and interesting presentation, teachers can give students an overview of the life in the 1920's and 1930's. The pictures, quotes and poetry used in...
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Mexicans in the United States in the 1920s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore what life was like for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the 1920s.  In this American history lesson, students watch videos and refer to multiple documents to draw conclusions as to what life was like for Mexican workers...
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Symbols of the 1920s: New York City Skyscrapers in Photographs and Paintings

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the technological advancements of 1920's America. In this 1920's America lesson, students examine photographs and paintings of skyscrapers and analyze the urban growth that prompted their construction.
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How Did Jazz Music During the 1920’s Reflect a Change of Culture for America?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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1920s Variety Show

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To better understand the cultural achievements of the Harlem Renaissance and become familiar with its major figures, class members examine a painting by Aaron Douglas and a poem by Langston Hughes and compare how the artists develop...
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The 1920s and World War I

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global studies worksheet, students read the noted pages in their textbooks and then respond to 8 short answer questions and write a thematic essay about the 1920's and World War I.
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NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign in the 1920s

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the anti-lynching campaign of the NAACP in the 1920's. In this human rights lesson, students prepare for and participate in a simulated debate of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill that was presented to Congress.
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1920s Policies of American Presidents

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this 1920's America instructional activity, 11th graders compare and contrast the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and...
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1920’s Questions

For Students 8th - 12th
In this 20th century history worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about events and significant figures of 1920's America. 
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Europe in the 1920s

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Delicately poised after the dramatic end of WWI and the startling beginning of WWII, this presentation encompassing the positions and roles of Germany, Italy, England, France, and the League of Nations in the 1920's. The first half of...
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You are the Curator: Building a Museum of the 1920s and 1930s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine primary and secondary sources regarding 1920's and 1930's America. In this Webquest lesson, students explore sources regarding the American decades in order to create their own museum exhibits.
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The Twenties Woman

For Students 8th - 12th
In this women's history instructional activity, students read the provided pages about women's rights in the 1920's and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on women's rights during the decade.
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From The Great War To The Great Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover details about 1920's America. In this American history instructional activity, students read From the Great War to the Great Depression. Students then research famous Americans from the time period and present their findings to...
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The Great Gatsby: Primary Sources from the Roaring Twenties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners research the Roaring Twenties. In this 1920's America instructional activity, students analyze primary sources to develop an understanding of lifestyles and values of the era as they read F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great...
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The Great Depression

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Any resource capable of serving two purposes is a good resource, in my opinion. Not only will learners be able to follow lecture and discuss the causes and effects of the Great Depression, they'll also use their critical thinking skills....
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The Roaring 20's

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the roaring and contradicting nature of the 1920s in the United States. The video provides an overview of laissez faire capitalism in the decade and the nation's dramatic increase in productivity, as well as a variety of other...