FILM --> A clip from the recent
film,"The Scopes Trial."
What conflicting forces were present in the America of the 1920s?
Create a CHART which compares and contrasts the differences
between rural and urban life in the 1920s?
What were some of the causes of Prohibition? the effects?
How did criminals like "Scarface" Al Capone take
advantage of Prohibition?
Why did religious fundamentalism gain support in the 1920s?
How did religious fundamentalism reflect the values of rural
How did they react to Darwin's theory of evolution?
The "Roaring Twenties"
Aimee Semple McPherson
Volstead Act (1919)
Scopes "Monkey" Trial
A. C. L. U.
Textbook --> pp. 618 - 621.
CD --> "Making
Whoopee!", "The Charleston".
What was the profile of the typical "flapper" of the
How was the flapper different from her mother? From you
Why do you think the social "double standard" remained
in the 1920s?
What were some of the new job opportunities opened to women during
How did the growth of business and industry effect women?
What were some of the changes that affected the family in the
the "bees knees"
Textbook --> pp. 624 - 629.
CD --> George Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blues", "Lucky Lindy".
FILM --> clip from "The
FILM --> clip from "The
How did high school change during the 1920s? What were some
of its new challenges?
What changes were made in the mass media in the 1920s? What
were the results of these changes?
Why were the 1920s considered by some to be the "Golden Age
of Sports?" Do you agree with this assessment?
Why was Charles Lindbergh seen as the first modern international
What role did the moves play in American life in the 1920s?
How did the arts reflect the values of the 1920s? How did
they challenge those values?
What flaws in American society were attacked by such famous
American writers of the 1920s as F. Scott Fitzgerald? Edith
Wharton? T. S. Eliot? and Ernest Hemingway? Why
were some of these writers considered to be part of the "Lost
"The Jazz Singer"
"Saturday Evening Post"
Georgia O' Keefe
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The Spirit of St. Louis"
T. S. Eliot
"The Lost Generation"
Textbook --> pp. 630 - 635.
POEM --> Langston Hughe's
CD --> "Take the A
Train", "Blue Indigo", "Downhearted Blues."
Slides of some of the work of the
Harlem Renaissance artists.
What changes did the move of African Americans to the North cause
in 1920s America?
What do the Great Migration and the growth of the NAACP and UNIA
reveal about the African American experience in the 1920s?
Identify Marcus Garvey and explain the role of UNIA. How was
Garvey's approach to racial equality different from earlier black
leaders like DuBois and Washington?
Explain the term "Harlem Renaissance" and identify the
key black writers associated with this movement.
What were some of the important themes of the Harlem Renaissance
writers? How was it a "rebirth?"
What were some of the important African American achievements in
the arts during the 1920s?
What did the Harlem Renaissance contribute to both black and
general American history?