America’s Story Through Art Lesson 4: America Enduring - 1913-1945

by  Cleveland Museum of Art

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By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. All lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically designed to foster critical thinking skills.

Lesson 4: America Enduring - 1913-1945
Unprecedented prosperity, The Great Depression, ensuing social and political change during the inter-war period, reaction to European influence: Regionalism.

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40-60 minutes

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Education: Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History

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Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Distance Learning for adult audiences at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows lifelong learners to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history and visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive.

Virtual learning for PreK-12 students offers connections
with the CMA collection through live, interactive video sessions with a
CMA educator. Explore artworks through discussion, writing, drawing,
and movement.

Lessons are designed for grades Pre-K–12 and are designed to support standards.

Arielle Levine

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America Enduring 1913-- 1945
1. Introduce major themes of the lesson.
2. Discuss social, political and economic conditions during the interwar period.
3. Discuss the influence and resistance to European cultural trends.
4. Discuss growth of urban imagery in the art of the 1920s and 30s.
5. Discuss the rise and social impact of the consumer economy.
6. Discuss the causes and results of The Great Depression.


1. Students will learn that profound political, social and economic changes marked the interwar period and impacted the following sectors of society: technology, popular culture, international relations and economics.

2. Students will also learn about the salient events that took place during this time period,
including: the rise of consumer economy, the increase in urbanization, the Stock Market Crash, The Great Depression, The New Deal, and the growth of regionalism in art which accompanied a retreat from foreign ideas.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.

State Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.