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USA 1919 - 1941

The American Dream

The Roaring Twenties

The Boom

Ku Klux Klan

Prohibition

Isolationism 1

Isolationism 2 - more depth

Henry Ford

The Wall Street Crash

Causes of the depression

The New Deal

 

 

Multimedia - United States 1919-1941

 

USA in the 1920's

Video introduction to the USA unit.

I use this video as a simple introduction to the unit. We start with a brainstorm of things that pupils already know about the US in the period and then use the video as a prompt for additional topics.

 

The Jazz Age

 

  Dustbowl Blues
  Scenes from the great depression
 

America's golden age

A series of colour images from the period of the Depression.

  The Wall Street Crash
  FDR inauguration - newsreel coverage
  The New Deal
  Prohibition
   
 

 

 

 

   

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Recommended Books related to the History of the United States

   

 

SchoolsHistory.org.uk highly recommends these sites:

gcsehistory.org.uk - new site aiming to provide an accessible narrative for GCSE History pupils.
Schoolhistory.co.uk - fantastic range of interactive games, revision materials and links.
ActiveHistory.co.uk - outstanding use of ICT to engage pupils.
Thinkinghistory.co.uk - a brilliant range of learning activities from Ian Dawson
JohnDClare.net - simply the best for Modern World GCSE students
Historyboxes.com - make your lessons 'real' with artefacts and living history provided by experts
Schoolshistory.com - same author as this site, just put together in a slightly different way!
Medicinethroughtime.co.uk - all new resources for teachers and pupils of the SHP Medicine course
Crimeandpunishmentthroughtime.co.uk - A new site providing resources for teachers and pupils of the Crime and Punishment unit

Wallarms.com Militaria - a range of interesting pieces of militaria is available via tihs site
The Turkey Inn, Goose Eye, Oakworth - great historical public house with loads of great beer and a lovely atmosphere