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Postwar Blues...and Reds

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Primary Type: Student Tutorial


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Learn about the years immediately following World War I: 1919 and 1920 in this interactive tutorial. These were dangerous years of economic depression, racial violence, and anti-immigrant nativism in the United States. You'll learn about the Red Scare, the Palmer Raids, Sacco and Vanzetti, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Accessible Version: Accessible version of the tutorial in PDF format.

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
   
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
 
Keywords: U.S. History, Grade 11, Woodrow Wilson, World War I, demobilization, Spanish flu, labor unions, strikes, communism, communist, Russia, Soviet Union, USSR, radical, radicalism, anarchy, anarchist, , Palmer Raids, J. Edgar Hoover, Red Scare, nativism, immigration quotas, Sacco and Vanzetti, Great Migration, Chicago Riots, Warren G. Harding, Red Summer, Ku Klux Klan, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, political cartoons, political posters, history
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials Social Studies - U.S. History - Grades 9-12



Aligned Standards

Name Description
SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and events from the past.
SS.912.A.5.1: Discuss the economic outcomes of demobilization.
Clarifications:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 32-33. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.912.A.5.2: Explain the causes of the public reaction (Sacco and Vanzetti, labor, racial unrest) associated with the Red Scare.
Clarifications:
Examples may also include, but are not limited to, Palmer Raids, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 35-36. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.
SS.912.A.5.9: Explain why support for the Ku Klux Klan varied in the 1920s with respect to issues such as anti-immigration, anti-African American, anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, anti-women, and anti-union ideas.
Clarifications:
Examples may include, but are not limited to, 100 Percent Americanism.

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 35-36. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.


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Click below to open Part 1.

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Click below to open Part 1.

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Click below to open Part 2.

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Click below to open Part 1.

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Click below to open Part 2.

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