Children’s Lives at the Turn of the 20th Century Developed by Emily McNece for third grade classrooms. This unit introduces third grade students to the ways children lived, played, and learned at the turn of the 20th Century. Through whole group, small group, and individual learning activities, students explore games, poems, books, and historic photographs. By analyzing primary sources, students travel back in time to compare and contrast their own modern lives with those of children of the early 1900s. Students will not only better understand "how" students' lives were both similar to and different from their own, but will be prepared to cite historically correct reasons "why."
Women's Suffrage Written by Maranda Valentino. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote, but this did not happen without a fight—or overnight. Years of protests and acts of civil disobedience paved the way. Activities include analyzing historic photos, videos, and documents to develop students' understandings of how both men and women struggled through the 19th and 20th centuries to make the Nineteenth Amendment a reality.
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