The beginning of our semester long unit about the 20th century is off to a great start! Besides WWI (which we’re going to do next), we have covered the main topics from 1900-1919. For now, I’m only planning one small project per section of the unit. When we get to the end, a big explosion of projects will wrap-up our study. The small project for this part of the unit was to write and present a book report on their assigned reading books. Above, Mahayla is sharing about her book Thimble Summer.
Below are the resources that have been in the sidebar. Through these wonderful books (and other sources) we covered the topics of: what life was like, early flight, early automobiles, women’s sufferage, Industrial Revolution, factory safety, hours and wages, child labor, pollution, orphan trains, John Muir and the Panama Canal. A lapbook from A Journey Through Learning called An Overview of the 20th Century is helping us to document some of the topics we’re covering. I’ll give you a peek into that lapbook when we reach Y2K.
Introduction to the 1900’s