Time Period Archives: Emergence of Modern America

The Cost of Prosperity: Mass Consumption and Mass Production in the 1920s

The lesson will focus on two intertwined ideas: mass production and mass consumption. Students will examine these ideas through primary sources in class to define more...
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Diplomacy – Might, Money, and Morals

This lesson will enhance student skills on analyzing primary source documents, and addressing the shift of American Diplomacy from Roosevelt’s Big Stick Diplomacy to Taft’s more...
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A Picture is worth a Word Bubble!

The purpose of this lesson is make students aware of the enormous amount of stress and turmoil immigrants went through when travelling to the United more...
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Coming to America

Students will be viewing early footage of immigrants coming into Ellis Island. Along with the footage, first person accounts of actual immigrants will be playing. more...
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The role of government during WWI and its Impact on American society

Woodrow Wilson used propaganda, censorship laws and government intervention in the marketplace to unite Americans behind an unpopular war. What was the result of Wilson’s more...
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Woodrow Wilson: Idealist, progressive, hypocrite?

This lesson is designed to analyze progressivism and its impact through a study of Woodrow Wilson’s. Students will examine primary sources that focus on the more...
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