WWI, Jazz Age, and the Great Depression Project-Based Unit
SS5H4 - The student will describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.
SS5H4.a - Explain how German attacks on U.S. shipping during the war in Europe (1914-1917) ultimately led the U.S. to join the fight against Germany; include the sinking of the Lusitania and concerns over safety of U.S. ships, U.S. contributions to the war, and the impact of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
SS5H4.b - Describe the cultural developments and individual contributions in the 1920s of the Jazz Age (Louis Armstrong), the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes), baseball (Babe Ruth), the automobile (Henry Ford), and the airplane (Charles Lindbergh).
SS5H5 - The student will explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.
SS5H5.a - Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.
SS5H5.b - Analyze the main features of the New Deal; include the significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
SS5H5.c - Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.
This unit is set up as a project-based unit. You’ll find the EQ and standards listed first, followed by mini-lesson dates (change these accordingly). Next is a sheet of project choices. You can let students pick one from a certain section, or let them complete all at their pace. I prefer to give due dates for the first project, etc. so they have parameters within which to work. Following the choice sheet is a copy of the fact sheets. At the end, is the summative assessment.