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The Roaring 20s!. Ms. Underhill US History II. Do Now (Page 141 -Left side). Listen to the music as you come in. How would you describe this music from the 1920s? How does it make you feel? What do you think of when you hear it?. New Unit: The 1920s “The Roaring 20s”. Today’s Objective:

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The roaring 20s

The Roaring 20s!

Ms. Underhill

US History II


Do now page 141 left side
Do Now (Page 141 -Left side)

  • Listen to the music as you come in.

  • How would you describe this music from the 1920s?

    • How does it make you feel?

    • What do you think of when you hear it?


New unit the 1920s the roaring 20s
New Unit: The 1920s“The Roaring 20s”

  • Today’s Objective:

    “I will listen to music and observe images from the 1920s to decipher the social, political, and cultural climate of this post war decade.”



Big paper activity
Big Paper Activity

  • Get in groups of 3 and go to a paper

  • Spend 3 minutes at each poster. Quietly discuss and write questions, comments on the poster.

    (the bell will ring every 3 minutes to rotate)

    As you observe and listen. Think about:

  • What does this image tell you about the 1920s?

  • What is interesting to you?

  • What questions do you have?



Social tensions and normalcy
Social Tensions and Normalcy

  • Economic recession after WWI

  • Racial Intolerance, rebirth of KKK

  • Red Scare- Anti-Communist fears

  • Anti Immigrant laws and sentiment

  • Goal for “normalcy” back to pre-WWI America


Jazz and prosperity
Jazz and Prosperity

  • Music and entertainment (movies, jazz, sports)

  • Economic prosperity & consumerism (buying luxury goods like cars)

  • Bootleggers and speak-easies/night life culture emerges


New identities
New Identities

  • Women assume greater role in society

    • More freedom, sexual freedom

  • African-Americans and the Harlem Renaissance (rebirth) create the “New Negro”


Processing page 141 left side
Processing: Page 141 (left side)

What image interested you most?

What did this image teach you about the 1920s?

*Write 5-7 sentences and use evidence from the image you chose.


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