• Textbook --> pp. 612 - 617.
  • FILM --> A clip from the recent film,"The Scopes Trial."
  1. What conflicting forces were present in the America of the 1920s?
  2. Create a CHART which compares and contrasts the differences between rural and urban life in the 1920s?
  3. What were some of the causes of Prohibition?  the effects?
  4. How did criminals like "Scarface" Al Capone take advantage of Prohibition?
  5. Why did religious fundamentalism gain support in the 1920s?
  6. How did religious fundamentalism reflect the values of rural America?
  7. How did they react to Darwin's theory of evolution?
   *  The "Roaring Twenties"    *  Elliot Ness
   *  vaudeville    *  the Untouchables
   *  18th. Amendment    *  Aimee Semple McPherson
   *  Volstead Act (1919)    *  Scopes "Monkey" Trial
   *  bootleggers    *  Clarence Darrow
   *  speakeasies    *  A. C. L. U.
   *  Joe sent me!    *  creationism
   *  Al Capone


  • Textbook --> pp. 618 - 621.
  • CD --> "Making Whoopee!", "The Charleston".
  1. What was the profile of the typical "flapper" of the Roaring 20s?
  2. How was the flapper different from her mother?  From you today?
  3. Why do you think the social "double standard" remained in the 1920s?
  4. What were some of the new job opportunities opened to women during the 1920s?
  5. How did the growth of business and industry effect women?
  6. What were some of the changes that affected the family in the 1920s?
   *  "Jazz Age"    *  flapper
   *  the "Blues"    *  double standard
   *  the Charleston    *  Margaret Sanger
   *  boyish bob    *  Planned Parenthood
   *  the "bees knees"    *  glass ceiling
   *  "keen"


  • Textbook --> pp. 624 - 629.
  • CD --> George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blues", "Lucky Lindy".
  • FILM --> clip from "The Jazz Singer."
  • FILM --> clip from "The Great Gatsby."
  1. How did high school change during the 1920s?  What were some of its new challenges?
  2. What changes were made in the mass media in the 1920s?  What were the results of these changes?
  3. Why were the 1920s considered by some to be the "Golden Age of Sports?"  Do you agree with this assessment?
  4. Why was Charles Lindbergh seen as the first modern international hero?
  5. What role did the moves play in American life in the 1920s?
  6. How did the arts reflect the values of the 1920s?  How did they challenge those values?
  7. 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 Generation?"
   *  Will Rogers    *  "The Jazz Singer"
   *  "Saturday Evening Post"    *  George Gershwin
   *  Babe Ruth    *  Georgia O' Keefe
   *  Red Grange    *  Sinclair Lewis
   *  Knute Rockne    *  F. Scott Fitzgerald
   *  Gertrude Ederle    *  Ernest Hemingway
   *  Charles Lindbergh    *  Edith Wharton
   *  "The Spirit of St. Louis"    *  T. S. Eliot
   *  Al Jolson    *  "The Lost Generation"


  • Textbook --> pp. 630 - 635.
  • POEM --> Langston Hughe's "Color."
  • CD --> "Take the A Train", "Blue Indigo", "Downhearted Blues."
  • Slides of some of the work of the Harlem Renaissance artists.
  1. What changes did the move of African Americans to the North cause in 1920s America?
  2. What do the Great Migration and the growth of the NAACP and UNIA reveal about the African American experience in the 1920s?
  3. 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?
  4. Explain the term "Harlem Renaissance" and identify the key black writers associated with this movement.
  5. What were some of the important themes of the Harlem Renaissance writers?  How was it a "rebirth?"
  6. What were some of the important African American achievements in the arts during the 1920s?
  7. What did the Harlem Renaissance contribute to both black and general American history?
   *  NAACP    *  Zora Neale Huston
   *  James Weldon Johnson    *  Archibald J. Motley, Jr.
   *  Marcus Garvey    *  Paul Robeson
   *  UNIA (Universal Negro
            Improvement Association)
   *  The Cotton Club
   *  Harlem Renaissance    *  Louis Armstrong
   *  Claude McKay    *  Edward Kennedy "Duke"
   *  Langston Hughes    *  Bessie Smith

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