The Roaring Twenties: Gallery Walk Stations (City Life vs. Rural Life)

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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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Your students will come away with an understanding that the Roaring Twenties was not exactly “roaring” for everyone. This gallery walk is set up for your students to visit three stations. They will view images to analyze city life for the upper/middle class, life for immigrants & life in Harlem, and life in rural America.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and this is a great way for your students to analyze primary source images!

This resource includes:

- Life in the City: 7 images

- Life for Minority Groups: 9 images

- Life in Rural America: 11 images

- Student Packet: Just print & staple!

- Exit Ticket: True/False

Gallery Walk: Students silently move through three stations to view images. They do not have to be viewed in order but they should be grouped by category. You can transform your room into a gallery walk where images are placed on the wall to create a museum effect. Or for a more simple station set up, place the photos on tables for your students to view and rotate tables.

Student Packet: A student packet is included that is set up to print & go! Students will answer analysis questions based on the viewing of the images at each station.

Overarching Question: After students have viewed all the images and have written their findings in their packet, they will complete the overarching question. They will compare and contrast life in the city and life in rural America. Students will come away with an understanding that life varied in the city for upper/middle class, the immigrant and African American, and the life of a farmer or small town American.

Check out some additional Roaring Twenties resources

The Roaring Twenties: Introductory Article (Informational Text)

The Roaring Twenties: Fashion Analysis (Stations & Flip Book)

The Roaring Twenties: Prohibition Primary Source Analysis (Stations)

The Roaring Twenties: Consumerism (Reading Passage & WebQuest)

Thank you! Have a blessed day.

Michelle McDonald


Social Studies Education, K-12

Elementary Education K-8

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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