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Unit 10: The Twenties and Thirties


Unit Understanding Goals
  • Should the 1920s be called the "Roaring Twenties," "The Age of Business," "The Age of Conservatism" or some other phrase?
  • What social, economic, and political changes occurred in the 1920s?
  • What factors led to the Great Depression?
  • How successful was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal in addressing the problems of the Great Depression?
  • How did the New Deal Change American politics?
 
Lesson #1 The Conservative Decade (4/9) 


UG: How did the politics of the 1920s differ from those of the Progressive Era?
 
HW: None
 
Materials:  
Lesson #2 The Harlem Renaissance 
 
UG: What factors led to the "renaissance" of African American culture during the 1920s?
Harlem Renaissance Webquest Materials:
 
Lesson #3 Changes in Society and Culture (4/10) 

UG: How did culture and society change during the 1920s?
 
HW: Use "A New Mass Culture" Reading to answer the Guided Reading Questions on pg. 9 and Finish Vocabulary Cards
 
Materials:  
 
 
Lesson #4 The Age of Reaction (4/11)


UG: To what extent was the 1920s an Age of Reaction?
 
HW: None
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #5 Explaining the Great Depression (4/22) 


UG: What were the causes of the Great Depression?
 
HW: Read Hoover's Speech on pg. 16 and answer the corresponding questions
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #6 Hoover vs. FDR (4/23) 


UG: How were President Hoover and FDR similar and/or different in the way they handled the Great Depression?
 
HW: None
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #7 The New Deal (4/24-4/25) 


UG: How did the New Deal attempt to bring about relief, recovery, and reform?
 
HW: Read pages "No Work 'Til Spring" and underline examples of mood in the reading and Vocabulary Cards Due Friday  
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #8 Court Packing (4/28) 


UG: Was FDR justified in attempting to "pack" the Federal Court system?
 
HW: Complete Study Guide and prepare for test tomorrow
 
Materials: 
 
Lesson #9 Unit Exam (4/29)


UG: To assess student understanding of Unit 10 skills and concepts.
 
HW: None 
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