Prohibition in the USA lesson plan PowerPoint

Prohibition in the USA

Prohibition in the United States is a fascinating and complex period in American history. This Prohibition in the USA modern history PowerPoint provides high school students with a comprehensive understanding of the reasons for the introduction of Prohibition, the effects it had on society, and how it ultimately came to an end.

The main focus of this lesson plan is the exploration of the reasons behind Prohibition. Students will learn about the temperance movement and the political, social, and economic factors that led to the passage of the 18th Amendment and the establishment of Prohibition. Through class discussions and source analysis, students will gain a deeper understanding of the motivations behind the introduction of Prohibition and the impact it had on American society.

One of the highlights of this lesson plan is the short film that students will watch, which provides a visual representation of the period and helps to bring the events to life. Additionally, the class discussion points will provide students with an opportunity to engage with the material and to share their own perspectives on Prohibition.

Another key component of this PowerPoint is the source analysis activity. Students will have the opportunity to analyse sources. By examining these sources, students will gain a deeper understanding of the events of Prohibition and the perspectives of those who lived through it.

Finally, the mini-research task will challenge students to research one key figure from the Prohibition era: Al Capone. This task will not only deepen students’ understanding of the period but also encourage them to think critically about the role of individuals in shaping history.

In conclusion, this Prohibition in the USA lesson plan is a valuable tool for helping high school students to understand this complex period in American history. By providing students with an overview of the reasons for the introduction of Prohibition, the effects it had on society, and how it came to an end, students will have a well-rounded understanding of the period. Additionally, the short film, class discussion points, source analysis, and mini-research task will help students to engage with the material and develop their critical thinking skills.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include a short film, class discussion points, source analysis and a mini-research task.
Estimated lessons:1-2
Ages14-18 years
Format PowerPoint

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