Introduction- After World War I, many exciting events and people made great contributions to society. You are about to explore the Roaring 20’s, the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Babe Ruth, the Charlestown, silent film and the beginnings of radio. Your group will listen to recordings, view art, read stories and create your own art and stories. You will also look at the beginnings of the Great Depression and the rise of the Nazis.
The Post-War World 1. The faults of the Treaty of Versailles. America’s decision not to enter the League of Nations. The U.S. policy of isolationism in the 1920’s. The difficulties European democracies experienced after WWI. British colonialism in India after WWI. Sports and Culture Study Babe Ruth, Helen Wills or another sports figure and explain the impact they had. Describe the Harlem Renaissance and the impact of the artists. Listen to and explain the importance of Jazz and the musicians. View images from the Dada or Surrealism and discuss paintings or create your own examples. View then show and discuss clips from silent films. Causes for prohibition and its impact. TaskYou will examine the time between the wars by examining a series of web-sites that will be provided. Your group will choose one topic from each category and prepare a newpaper on the topic.
The Great Depression 1. The causes of the Great Depression. The events of October 29, 1929, Black Friday. Action taken by Herbert Hoover and Hoovervilles. Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. The dust bowl and migrant workers. The rise of Fascism 1. Explain the problems of the Weimar Republic. 2. Study and discuss the political mobs and riots in Germany during the 1930’s. 3. The writing of Mein Kampf. 4. Examine and explain the significance of Kristallnacht. 5. Discuss the 1936 Olympics and Jesse Owens. Task Continued
Process • Divide into groups of four. • Brainstorm ideas concerning the main topics. The Roaring 20’s, sports and culture, the Great Depression and the rise of Fascism. • Decide which topic you will choose based upon the brainstorming activity and your interest.
Process Continued • Research your topic using the web-sites that are provided. • For each topic create a newspaper article that discusses the main points of who, what ,when, why and where. Also, explain why this event is important in shaping the 1920’s and 30’s. Explain what is the significance of this event or person. Your opinion is important, however, you should support your views with history.
Process Continued • Using the computer, your group will compile their stories into a newspaper. Each group member will also be responsible for including a political cartoon or illustration that will be added to the final paper.
Resources • www.pbs.org public television site • www.si.edu the Smithsonian museum • www.baberuth.com • www.jesse-owns.org • www.historyplace.com • www.bbc.co.uk/history British Broadcasting Company
Resources Continued • www.history.com history channel • www.biography.com biography channel • www.amnh.org American Museum of Natural History • www.nps.gov National Park Service • www.lib.lsu.edu/special/exhibits/india/intro.htm information on India
Evaluation Rubric Basic +3Developing +4Advanced +5 Information Lack of coverage Adequate coverage of Excellent coverage on subject: and explanation. person or event. Lacking of individual/ event Didn’t explain signifi- complete explanation of and explanation of cance of person/event significance or individual their significance. Presentation Didn’t present material Appropriate presentation Thourough pres- Of Material: appropriately or many of material and significant entation of material significant points were points were discussed. significant points lacking. were addressed. Newspaper: Presentation was lack- Presentation included Detailed presenta- ing information, back- coverage of the topic, tion, excellent use grounds, and or images backgrounds, and images. backgrounds and images.
Conclusion • You and your group have examined the period known as the time between the wars. This is an exciting period in history that includes the Roaring 20’s, the Great Depression and the rise of fascism. You have studied interesting individuals such as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and Babe Ruth. You have also researched interesting movements such as the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, surrealism and prohibition. It’s difficult to cover every topic from this diverse era in a single assignment. Now that you are completing the assignment answer the following questions and include them at the conclusion of your PowerPoint: • 1. What other areas would be interesting to cover from this era. • 2. What web-sites did you use that were particularly helpful. • 3. How is the person or event you examined still relevant today.
Additional Components • Lesson Plan “A Time Between the Wars” I. Title: The Time Between the Wars- webquest II. Grade Level: Ninth grade World Studies III. Ohio Standards: Social Studies History strand 20th Century Conflict Students use materials drawn from the diversity of human experience to analyze and interpret significant events, patterns and themes in the history of Ohio, the U.S. and the world: 9. Assess the global impact of post-World War I economic, social and political turmoil including: b. Worldwide depression d. Rise of militant and totalitarian states in Europe
Lesson Plan Continued e. The Roaring Twenties and the Harlem Renaissance. f. Stock market speculation and the crash of 1929. The United States in the 20th Century 9. Analyze the major political, economic and social developments of the 1920’s including: b. Women’s right to vote e. The Roaring Twenties and the Harlem Renaissance
Lesson Plan Continued • IV. Objectives: Students will understand the significant events of the 1920’s and 30’s that impacted the twentieth century.
Lesson Plan Continued • VI. Procedures A. Students will be divided into groups of four. B. Groups will brainstorm ideas about their topic. C. Each member will choose a single topic from one of the categories.
Lesson plan continued D. Using the web-sitess provided, students will research their topic. E. Students will address basic questions of who, what, where, when and why while researching their topic. F. Students should also address the significance of their topic or
Lesson Plan Contined individual and how their topic or individual had a significant impact on the 1920’s and 30’s. G. Groups will use the computer to compile their stories into a newspaper that included their story and an illustration/ political cartoon. H. Groups will present their newspapers to the class.
Leson Plan Continued • VII. Assessment: Students and groups will be assessed using a rubric that examines student research, the presentation, and the newspaper.