Ch 8: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 8: Life at the Turn of the Century

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The Life at the Turn of the Century chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of life at the turn of the century. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Life at the Turn of the Century textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans Life at the Turn of the Century chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the early 20th century topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • New technology and engineering innovations at the turn of the 20th century
  • Public education in early America
  • Booker T. Washington and African American education
  • Jim Crow laws and their effect on education
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • African Americans in the Progressive Era
  • Race relations at the turn of the 20th century
  • American leisure activities
  • The dawn of mass culture
  • Mark Twain's biography and works
  • American retail in the early 20th century

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 8: Life at the Turn of the Century
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Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

1. Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

During the early and mid-1800s, education reformers pushed to establish free public schools throughout the U.S. Their efforts also led to the establishment of American universities and the first generation of American writers.

Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

2. Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

Booker T. Washington was the founder of the renowned Tuskegee University, a dedicated activist, and a driven educator. In this video, we will take a look at his life, legacy, and impact on education.

The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education

3. The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education

Jim Crow laws held racial minorities back for almost a century. Nowhere was that more obvious than in segregated schools. In this lesson, we'll look at the inequalities of segregated schools and the positive contribution of Rosenwald schools.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

4. Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

This lesson explains the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson, an important Supreme Court decision made in 1896. The Court ruled on the concept of 'separate but equal' and set back civil rights in the United States for decades to come.

African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

5. African Americans in the Progressive Era: Issues & Leaders

During the Progressive Era, from approximately 1900 to 1918, progress for many African Americans was hard to come by. Explore some of the inequalities African Americans faced and learn about notable African-American leaders of the era including Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

6. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.

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