Our 20th Century lesson plan explores some of the important events and details of the 20th century and their impact on life today. This lesson reviews relevant vocabulary, such as century, decade, etc., as well as allows students the opportunity to share their current 20th century event knowledge with the group. During this lesson, students are asked to match significant events to the year they occurred and then write a brief summary of the event using the Internet or other resources for information. Students are also asked to briefly explain how each event in a given list had an impact on society in America in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify some important events and details of the 20th century and their impact on life today.