Ch 7: 1920s America Lesson Plans

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Find helpful, exciting and interesting lesson plan outlines that will assist you in teaching your students 1920s American history. Build on the material presented here to capture your students' interest in this period and make your classes fun.

1920s America Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Use these convenient lesson plan outlines to help you show your students what put the 'roar' in the Roaring Twenties. Develop engaging, informative and comprehensive lessons on Prohibition, the Red Scare, and much more. These lessons provide well-researched and well-presented information that will assist you in developing syllabi for your classes, and offer helpful suggestions on how you can bring this period of American history and culture to life. In this chapter, you will find material that will help you create lessons plans covering:

  • Prohibition, the Red Scare and the Harlem Renaissance
  • The Roaring Twenties and life in the city in the 1920s
  • The Scottsboro and Scopes Trials, and much more!

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35 Lessons in Chapter 7: 1920s America Lesson Plans
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Charles Lindbergh Lesson Plan

1. Charles Lindbergh Lesson Plan

Educate your students about Charles Lindbergh with this lesson plan. Your students will study a text lesson, take a relevant follow-up quiz, and participate in three activities to reinforce main concepts they have learned.

The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

2. The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

The Red Scare of the early 1920s would not be the last. During this time, post-WWI America felt vulnerable and turned its fear on a perceived leftist or 'Red' threat. This lesson will help you to develop an understanding of the Red Scare of the 1920s.

Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping

3. Charles Lindbergh: Biography, Flight & Kidnapping

Learn about Charles Lindbergh, what made him famous, and why he dominated the American public's attention for an entire decade of the 20th century. Then test your new knowledge with a quiz.

Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

4. Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

The 18th Amendment outlawed all alcohol in the United States. The prohibition era defined a decade and the people of a modernizing America. In this lesson, develop an understanding of prohibition and the 18th Amendment.

1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

5. 1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

The 1920s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the 1920s. We will compare urban values with those of rural locations and see how urban culture became a symbol of the decade as a whole.

The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

6. The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age

The Harlem Renaissance was a movement in the 1920s and 1930s during which there was an explosion of African-American art and literature. This lesson looks at the themes, causes, and important figures of the Harlem Renaissance.

Scopes Trial Lesson Plan

7. Scopes Trial Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have everything that you need to help your students fully understand the impact of the Scopes Trial and the Scottsboro Trials.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

8. The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

In this lesson, we will examine two important legal cases: the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial and the Scottsboro Trials. We will highlight the events surrounding the cases, and explore the impact they had on American society.

Aviation Lesson Plan

9. Aviation Lesson Plan

Aviation in the 1920s was an exciting time. Use this lesson plan to teach students how aviation was developed. Delve into first aviators and airplane design and learn key vocabulary like 'barnstorming.' Finish up with a fun activity.

Airplanes & Aviation in the 1920s

10. Airplanes & Aviation in the 1920s

Learn about airplanes and aviation in the 1920s. Explore how aviation developed, and find out what kind of treatment flyers received. When you're finished, take the quiz to see what you've learned.

New York Lesson Plan

11. New York Lesson Plan

How much do your students know about New York? With this lesson plan, you will find a text lesson to help present the facts, an activity that allows students to dig deeper, and a quiz to measure comprehension. Related lessons and extensions provide the option of further instruction.

New York Facts: Lesson for Kids

12. New York Facts: Lesson for Kids

New York is a state full of history, national symbols and culture. Find out about where this state is located, important history of New York and what makes it a unique state in our great country!

1920s Slang Lesson Plan

13. 1920s Slang Lesson Plan

Teach students about the lifestyle and language used in the 1920s with this lesson plan. Students will use two text-based anchor lesson to read about the fashion and slang of this era, discuss concepts, then apply to an engaging project.

Flapper Lesson Plan

14. Flapper Lesson Plan

What is a flapper and what was their role in the culture of the 1920s? This lesson plan uses an engaging text lesson to connect students to the phenomenon of the flapper and an activity that allows students to create their own version of a flapper.

What is a Flapper? - Definition, Attire & Slang

15. What is a Flapper? - Definition, Attire & Slang

The flapper is one of the most essential parts of the 1920s. She represented a 'new' type of woman. Whether in attitude, attire, or slang, the 1920s flapper demonstrated how women could actively transform what is into what can be, something that is a part of the modern construction of women's identity.

The Jazz Age: Fashion & Slang

16. The Jazz Age: Fashion & Slang

In this lesson, we will learn about the fashion and slang of the 1920s, also called the 'Jazz Age.' We will explore the overall culture of the Jazz Age and will identify specific fashion trends and slang words.

1920s Economy Lesson Plan

17. 1920s Economy Lesson Plan

The 'Roaring Twenties' were a time of prosperity but ended abruptly with the stock market crash. This lesson plan uses a video to teach your students about the economy and consumerism in the 1920s and their role in the market crash.

American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

18. American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

In this lesson we will learn about the American economy throughout the 1920s. We will explore the role of consumerism and the stock market during this time, and we will learn how the prosperity of the decade came to a crashing halt.

Calvin Coolidge Lesson Plan

19. Calvin Coolidge Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide an activity, key terms, a quiz, and discussion topics and questions that will allow students to learn more about Calvin Coolidge, his policies, and impact on America.

Who is Calvin Coolidge? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

20. Who is Calvin Coolidge? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States (1923-1929). He served during the heyday of the Roaring Twenties and an economically prosperous America. This study will focus on both between his domestic and foreign policy.

Helen Keller Lesson Plan

21. Helen Keller Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students about Helen Keller. Students will read a text lesson giving an overview of her life, discuss content, participate in hands-on activities to reinforce concepts, and take a quiz to assess understanding.

Helen Keller Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

22. Helen Keller Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

This lesson will introduce you to Helen Keller, a woman who showed the world that people with disabilities can and do succeed! You will learn about her early life, her rise to fame, and the important work she did along the way.

Vaudeville Lesson Plan

23. Vaudeville Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will give you an activity, extension, quiz, and discussion topics and questions that will help your students learn more about Vaudeville.

Vaudeville: Definition, History, Acts & Music

24. Vaudeville: Definition, History, Acts & Music

In this lesson, we'll explore the world of vaudeville as a form of entertainment, including how it developed and why it came to an end. We'll also become familiar with some key performers and the acts that made them famous.

Jazz Age Lesson Plan

25. Jazz Age Lesson Plan

What was the Jazz Age and how did it represent changes in American culture? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain key facts for students. An activity connects students with the tone of the time.

History of the Jazz Age

26. History of the Jazz Age

In this lesson we will learn about the Jazz Age. We will identify the central characteristics of this time period, and we will examine key developments that took place during this exciting time in American history.

Prohibition Lesson Plan for Elementary School

27. Prohibition Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Prohibition may be a bit confusion for students to understand, but this lesson plan makes instruction a snap. A text lesson explains key facts, then students weigh the pros and cons and do an extension activity to make learning stick.

Politics of the 1920s Lesson Plan

28. Politics of the 1920s Lesson Plan

Teach students about the politics of the United States in the 1920s. You'll use a video lesson, charts, concept maps, and role playing activites, as well as administer a short quiz.

Harlem Renaissance Art Lesson Plan

29. Harlem Renaissance Art Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about the role of literature, art, and music in the Harlem Renaissance. They will build upon this by analyzing a set of primary sources and curating a mock exhibit around them.

US History in the 1920s Activities for High School

30. US History in the 1920s Activities for High School

Are you looking for ways to bring the 1920s to life for your students? This lesson is packed with engaging activities that will ignite interest and deepen students' understanding of history during this time period.

Harlem Renaissance Lesson Plan

31. Harlem Renaissance Lesson Plan

Teach your students about the Harlem Renaissance with this lesson. Watch a vibrant video that gives historical background and outlines key figures. Follow up with an engaging activity that deepens concepts.

Prohibition Lesson Plan

32. Prohibition Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students about the Prohibition movement. Examine the roots of the movement and impact on American life. Follow up with a high-level thinking activity.

Red Scare Lesson Plan

33. Red Scare Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, we'll give your students the tools they need to see how America handled the first big question of liberty vs. security of the 20th century - the Red Scare of the 1920s.

Roaring 20s Lesson Plan

34. Roaring 20s Lesson Plan

The Roaring '20s were an important time in American history. Help give your students context about this era using our video lesson. Ask students to dig into the 1920s and follow up with an engaging activity.

Harlem Renaissance Unit Plan

35. Harlem Renaissance Unit Plan

Upper middle and high school students will explore the Harlem Renaissance through engaging lessons, activities, and projects. This unit offers a rich and exciting experience for students, in which they will discover the significance of this movement.

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