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20th Century Decade Project

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20th Century Decade Project

  1. 1. Name_______________________________________________________________Class__________Date_________<br />The Twentieth Century <br />Historical Events<br />Learn about five major historical events that took place during your assigned decade.<br />For each event, write a short paragraph in which you include important details such as the people involved, what happened, and its significance.<br />Names in the News<br />Choose three people who were in the news during your assigned decade.<br />Write a short paragraph about each person. Include information about their background and what they did to make the headlines.<br />Facts & Figures<br />Answer each of the following questions about your assigned decade:<br />What was the population of the United States?<br />What was the average annual income?<br />What was the minimum wage?<br />How many hours made up the average work week?<br />How much did a loaf of bread cost?<br />How did a gallon of milk cost?<br />How much did a new house cost?<br />How much did the average new car cost?<br />How much did a gallon of gas cost?<br />Slang<br />What words or phrases became popular during your assigned decade?<br />Science & Technology<br />Answer each of the following questions about your assigned decade:<br />What was the average life expectancy in the United States?<br />How many miles of paved roads were there in the United States?<br />How many U.S. households had electricity?<br />How many U.S. households had telephone service?<br />What new inventions were introduced?<br /> <br />Popular Culture<br />Answer each of the following questions about your assigned decade:<br />What books and magazines were popular?<br />What movies made the most money or won Academy Awards?<br />What television/radio shows premiered or were especially popular?<br />What music (song and artists) was popular?<br />How did people spend their leisure time?<br />How did people dress?<br />

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