This product includes everything you need to teach a 10-day unit on “The Twenties” for your secondary U.S. History class. Common-Core aligned!
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This purchase includes the following products:
1-page handout: Unit Introduction (includes standards, essential questions and vocabulary terms)
1-page extra credit film worksheet
Preview in Pictures Presentation
Attacks on Civil Liberties Presentation
Civil Liberties Organizations Activity
1920’s Republican Leadership Power Point Presentation
1920’s “Meet and Greet” – Popular Culture of the Twenties
The Harlem Renaissance Art Gallery Walk Activity
The 1920’s Unit Test and Review Game
All products include all necessary power points, worksheets, handouts, links to film clips, lesson plans, etc.
This unit is based on California Standards:
Standard 11.5: Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.
1. Discuss the policies of Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover.
2. Analyze the international and domestic events, interests, and philosophies that prompted attacks on civil liberties, including the Palmer Raids, Marcus Garvey's "back-to-Africa" movement, the Ku Klux Klan, and immigration quotas and the responses of organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Anti-Defamation League to those attacks.
3. Examine the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the Volstead Act (Prohibition).
4. Analyze the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the changing role of women in society.
5. Describe the Harlem Renaissance and new trends in literature, music, and art, with special attention to the work of writers (e.g., Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes).
6. Trace the growth and effects of radio and movies and their role in the worldwide diffusion of popular culture.
7. Discuss the rise of mass production techniques, the growth of cities, the impact of new technologies (e.g., the automobile, electricity), and the resulting prosperity and effect on the American landscape.
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