United States: History and Its Influence, Part 2


World Cultures North America United States: History and Its Influence, Part 2
Students do research to explore four important events and eras in twentieth-century American history. Then, they create a timeline and summary of these events. Next, they choose the event or era that they believe is most influential. Finally, they create a quiz for classmates on the content learned in the experience.

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In this experience, students do research to explore four important events and eras in twentieth-century American history. Then, they create a timeline and summary of these events. Next, they choose the event or era that they believe is most influential. Finally, they create a quiz for classmates on the content learned in the experience.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 2.

Objectives:

  • Explain major events and trends that affected the United States in the 1900s.
  • Identify and describe contributions of individuals and groups in the United States.


Although you weren’t born in the twentieth century, many of your family members and loved ones were. Twentieth-century American history wasn’t that long ago—and many of the political and social issues in our society are directly related to events of that time. In this experience, you will explore some of the major events and eras from the past century and recognize their influence on life today.

Objectives:

  • Explain major events and trends that affected the United States in the 1900s.
  • Identify and describe contributions of individuals and groups in the United States.




Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader


What comes to mind when you think about the man in this photograph—Martin Luther King, Jr.? In a word or short phrase, share an idea with your classmates.

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Discuss student responses. Then discuss what students know about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most important eras in American history of the twentieth century. You will learn about it and other important events in this experience.


Divide students into their small groups now. When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.


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