March 27


World History II 1920s Symposium Project

By Leah Folk

March 27, 2024

Earlier this semester, Ms. Crowley’s World History II class took part in a creative lesson and learned through a little symposium project. This course traces the development of World History via themes from the Ancient to the Modern World. Having just finished studying World War I and the Russian Revolution, sophomores in Ms. Crowley’s class were tasked with choosing a historical person from the 1920s and researching them. Authors, scientists, politicians, artists, and more from the interwar period were studied and discovered and then brought together in class. Each student had to present who their chosen person was by personifying them and sharing what they had accomplished in their lifetime. Then together they all enjoyed historical food and drink while staying in character.

The thematic approach to this class encourages students to make connections between the people and places we study within each theme, allowing students more time for learning essential concepts and helping them to develop critical historical, geographical, reading, writing, and thinking skills.  It proved to be a great project for learning about the people, culture, and changes that took place during the 1920s.

What historical figures do you recognize?

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