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48 resources with the concept the 1920s

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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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Modernist Portraits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did literature reflect people's attitudes in post-World War I America? A lesson explores the topic using a variety of activities. Individuals watch and respond to a video; read author biographies and engage in discussion; write...
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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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Crescent City Gumbo: Race and Jazz in New Orleans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What gives New Orleans its special character? Its flavor? Its texture? Its sound? Is it the beignets and chicory coffee at Cafe Du Monde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, or the mansions in the Garden District? Is it the Shotgun...
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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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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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Teaching Guide: Exploring The Great Gatsby

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 1920s were loud, raucous, and a time of great disparity. The American Dream was the green light at the end of a long and for some an arduous road.  F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby captures both dream-like and nightmarish...
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US History and Government Examination: June 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Those who lived during the Great Depression could clearly draw a line between the roaring 1920s and the desolation of the following decade. Class members examine these two periods and compare them using an essay question prompt and...
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Deportations

For Students 4th - 12th
A video details the life of the Castañeda family starting in Los Angelas in the 1920s. Daughter, Emilia, tells her story of how her family was deported during the Great Depression and her struggles to return the United States of America. 
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America's History in the Making: Classroom Applications Four

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The final installment of a 22-part American history series examines the many faces that make up the country's story. From Henry Ford to Tulio Serrano, scholars use biographical evidence and Internet research to uncover the people behind...
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Broadway and The American Dream

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Considering a unit study of American Musical Theatre? What better way to start than at the very beginning. Eight pairs of cards provide class members with background information about the genre from 1893 through 2004. The cards are...
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Famous African Americans: Duke Ellington

For Students 3rd Standards
Duke Ellington was one of the most prominent and exciting jazz musicians of the 20th century. After reading a brief passage on the famous composer, readers answer 10 reading response questions.
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Analyzing the Text

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Practice analyzing informational text with a reading passage that details the Great Depression. Scholars read about the impacts of World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Depression, then answer 10 true or false questions. 
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Scopes Trial: 5 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did Scopes violate the Butler Act? Why did so many Americans follow the Scopes trial? See analytical reading in action with a fantastic five-day lesson plan in which class members consider the historical context that provoked public...
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Scopes Trial: 1 Day Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why did many Tennesseeans support the 1925 Butler Act, which forbade the teaching of evolution? Using several primary source documents and a brief video clip, your young historians will draw connections between the broader historical...
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The Roaring 20s

For Teachers 7th - 8th
America during the 1920s was quite an interesting place! Bring the jazz, poverty, consumer excess, culture, and politics to life with this presentation. Primary source images, excellent descriptive text, and a wide span of topics are...
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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, learners 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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Aftermath of World War I

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Showcase the trials that followed WWI with an image-rich presentation. Political cartoons and primary source photographs help describe the year 1919-1920, right after the Great War. Notes accompany each slide to help you deliver a great...
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The United States 1920-1945

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Have the class take a gander at US History from 1920-1945, by viewing a series of historical photographs. Each photo includes notes on its historical significance. FDR, The Great Mississippi River flood, Japanese internment, and The Dust...
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Reporting on the 1920s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this roaring 1920s history lesson 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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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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Changing Ways of Life

For Students 8th - 11th
In this 20th century American history worksheet, students read "Changing Ways of Life," and then respond to 5 main idea and critical thinking questions about 1920's America.
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The Twenties Woman

For Students 8th - 12th
In this women's history 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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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.