TO WHAT EXTENT WERE AMERICANS PROSPEROUS IN THE 1920S?• Introduction:Explain what the boom was in the 1920s and some of the changes thatoccurred in 1920s USAParagraph one:Explain the changes that occurred for the good – including the peoplewho benefitted from the boom – explain how they benefittedParagraph 2:Explain the negatives of the 1920s – including those that did not benefit-explain why they did not benefitParagraph 3:Conclude as to how prosperous was USA in the 1920s – refer back to theoriginal question
TASK:• You need to complete your ‘Roaring Twenties’ Grid up to and including the section labelled ‘unemployment’• We have covered this information so it is in your books but it can also be found on pages 341-351 of the textbook.
WHAT WAS THE ‘ROARING TWENTIES’ LIKE?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmszW-8NEoWatch the following video and you need to make as manynotes as possible on what kinds of Entertainment was aroundduring the 1920s?Try and get as much detail as possible as you will be feedingback to the groupNow try and gather even more detail on the topics by reading page352-3 of the textbook
COMMERCIAL TIME!!!!!• Create a poster on a full page of your exercise book that summarises/advertises the ‘Roaring Twenties’
HOW DO YOU THINK WROTE THIS SOURCE?• ‘Jazzemploys primitive rhythms which excite the baser human instincts. Jazz music causes drunkenness. Reason and reflection are lost and the actions of the persons are directed by the stronger animal passions.’• Would you expect this source to be from someone in their 20s or someone in their 50s?• Explain why you think this
WHAT IS THIS SOURCE SAYING?• ‘There was never a time in American History when youth had such a special sense of importance as in the years after the First World War. There was a gulf between the generations like a geological fault. Young men who had fought in the trenches felt they knew a reality their elders could never imagine. Young girls no longer consciously modelled themselves on their mothers, whose experience seemed unusable in the 1920s.’
WOMEN IN THE 1920’S• You need to research what women were like before WWI as well as in the 1920s• You then have to create a two-person diagram: 1 of a typical/respectful woman before WWI and next to her you need to create a diagram of a ‘flapper’ in the 1920s.• Remember a diagram has labels!! Vs
WERE ‘FLAPPERS’ THE TYPICAL 1920S WOMEN?• Create a mind map which details what the typical American woman was like in the 1920s• Put in the middle of your mind map ‘The typical 1920s woman’• Use both pages 354-5 to find out whether the image of the Flapper is the correct image of women in 1920s USA?