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This download includes 7 separate lessons to use in studying the 1920s. They all contain primary source documents and text-dependent questions, as well as higher level thinking questions. All docs have been formatted to fit on exactly one page or one sheet front and back (two pages). All docs come in MS Word format AND PDF format. A short PowerPoint to accompany the Harding, Coolidge & Hoover handouts is also included.


1 - Langston Hughes - "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (1926) with text-dependent questions


2 - New York Times article on Charles Lindbergh and the flight across the Atlantic (1927)


3 - Harding political cartoon and summary of his legacy and Coolidge political cartoon and summary of his legacy


4 - Flappers (status Quo vs. flapper NY Times article)


5 - Hoover political cartoon, summary of his legacy, and text from a presidential speech about the Great Depression


6 - Immigration Act (1924) text and questions


7 - Al Capone Obituary with text-dependent questions


8 - Prohibition (Ken Burns, PBS, Part 1 - A Nation of Scofflaws) video guide with political cartoon analysis on back


9 - Prohibition (Ken Burns, PBS, Part 2 - A Nation of Drunkards) video guide with political cartoon analysis on back


10 - Prohibition (Ken Burns, PBS, Part 3 - A Nation of Hypocrites) video guide with DBQ analysis on back

1920s TEN primary source common core docs (Flapper Capone Lindbergh Hughes more)

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    10 individual printable pages with text and text-dependent questions

  • Subject(s):

    History, U.S. History, 1920s

  • Format(s):

    Zip with Word, PDF

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