Ch 17: 20th Century American History for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Help your child appreciate and understand 20th century American history with our lessons and assessment quizzes. This is a great resource if your child is struggling in their social studies courses, since this chapter will allow them to learn about 20th century American history at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a traditional classroom setting.

20th Century American History for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

With a combination of expert instructors, engaging video lessons and self-assessment quizzes that let you track your child's progress, this chapter is a great way for your child to learn about 20th century American history. Whether you use these resources to aid them in their homework or to help them review for an upcoming test, you'll love how easy and effective our lessons are. You'll also appreciate our self-assessment quizzes at the end of each chapter, that allow you to see if there are any areas where your child might need more help.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with 20th century American history will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about 20th century American history.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding major events in 20th century American history
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about 20th century American history
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about 20th century American history
  • Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover 20th century American history topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about 20th century American history.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands 20th century American history by completing the 20th Century American History for Elementary School chapter exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 17: 20th Century American History for Elementary School
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The Great Depression Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

1. The Great Depression Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

The Great Depression of the 1930s was not a good time in America's history. In this lesson, you'll learn about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. You will also learn how the United States emerged from this difficult time.

The Vietnam War Lesson for Kids: Summary, Facts & Causes

2. The Vietnam War Lesson for Kids: Summary, Facts & Causes

In this lesson, we will learn about the reasons for the Vietnam War and why thousands of Americans were sent to fight against the communists in the steamy jungles of Southeast Asia.

Civil Rights Movement Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

3. Civil Rights Movement Lesson for Kids: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we'll learn about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. We'll explore where it began, as well as some famous people who were influential in the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuskegee Airmen Facts: Lesson for Kids

4. Tuskegee Airmen Facts: Lesson for Kids

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military pilots and were very important during World War II. This lesson will teach you about the Tuskegee Airmen, their job during the war, why they were called 'Red Tails,' and some other cool facts about these brave men.

Dust Bowl Facts: Lesson for Kids

5. Dust Bowl Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn about the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. You will learn what caused it as well as the affects it had on the land and people who lived there.

Social Justice Lesson for Kids: Definition, Issues & Examples

6. Social Justice Lesson for Kids: Definition, Issues & Examples

Social justice is being fought for every day all over the world. Come and learn what social justice is, some of its issues, and examples of social justice success stories from our history.

Little Rock Nine Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

7. Little Rock Nine Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

Have you ever heard of the 'Little Rock Nine?' In this lesson, you will learn who they were, about the challenges they faced, and why these challenges existed.

Plessy v. Ferguson Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

8. Plessy v. Ferguson Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

In the 1890s, a famous court case occurred in Louisiana known as Plessy v. Ferguson. We'll explore the practices of many southern states during this time in American history, learn the details of this court case, and discover its outcome and impact.

Women's Suffrage Movement Lesson for Kids: Definitions, Facts & Timeline

9. Women's Suffrage Movement Lesson for Kids: Definitions, Facts & Timeline

Women didn't always have the right to vote in America. This right was earned over several years of protest and discrimination. In this lesson you will learn about the Women's Suffrage Movement in America.

Watergate Scandal Lesson for Kids: Definition, Summary & Facts

10. Watergate Scandal Lesson for Kids: Definition, Summary & Facts

Richard Nixon is the only U.S. president to ever resign from the post of chief executive. His resignation is clouded with a crime and suspicion. In this lesson you will learn why Nixon gave up the job of being the president.

McCarthyism Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

11. McCarthyism Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

This lesson talks about McCarthyism, a period in American history during the 1950s. Find out what happened when a United States senator led a movement to find out who was really loyal to the country.

Progressive Era Lesson for Kids: Summary, Timeline & Reforms

12. Progressive Era Lesson for Kids: Summary, Timeline & Reforms

This lesson talks about the Progressive Era. Find out how the events and changes that happened during this time in American history continue to affect our lives today.

Buckley v. Valeo Summary: Lesson for Kids

13. Buckley v. Valeo Summary: Lesson for Kids

Do you know who pays for political ads? In this lesson, find out more about the court case Buckley v. Valeo. Discover how this case effects campaign spending today.

History of Airplanes: Lesson for Kids

14. History of Airplanes: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever looked up in the sky and wondered how those amazing flying machines were made? Over time, airplanes have completely changed the world! In this lesson, we will explore the exciting history of airplanes.

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