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Ch 20: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 17: Crisis of Democracy in the West (1919-1939)

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The Crisis of Democracy in the West (1919-1939) chapter of this Prentice Hall World History Connections to Today, Modern Era Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the West's democracy crisis. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Crisis of Democracy in the West (1919-1939) textbook chapter.

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Students will Learn:

  • Harlem Renaissance culture and art
  • American culture, city life and art of the 1920s
  • Global democracy gains after 1919
  • Causes and impact of the Great Depression
  • Governmental policies resulting from the Great Depression
  • The Dust Bowl, unemployment and other events of the Great Depression
  • Benito Mussolini and Italian fascism
  • Stalin's purges and policies for the Soviet Union
  • Hitler's Third Reich and German fascism
  • Weimar Republic's strengths and weaknesses

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12 Lessons in Chapter 20: Prentice Hall World History Chapter 17: Crisis of Democracy in the West (1919-1939)
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Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

1. Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

In this lesson, we will learn about an artistic and intellectual movement called the Harlem Renaissance. We will identify the major figures associated with the movement and identify their contributions.

1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

2. 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.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

3. American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will examine the art, literature and popular culture associated with the 1920s. We will identify several key terms and figures related to the culture of the period, and understand them in historical context.

Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

4. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

5. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

6. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

7. America During the Great Depression: The Dust Bowl, Unemployment & Cultural Issues

The Great Depression was a period of economic hardship for a majority of Americans. Learn about the devastating conditions created by the Depression and the American response to the tragedy.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

8. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

9. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

10. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

German Fascism Under Hitler

11. German Fascism Under Hitler

In this lesson, we will explore the conditions in Germany that allowed for the rise of fascism there and the eventual dictatorship of Adolf Hitler in the mid-20th century.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

12. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

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