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Welcome. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute February 16, 2011 U.S. History Mr. Green. Agenda/Topics To Be Covered. The students will explain how schools and mass media influenced American culture in the 1920’s by identifying contributors to American pop culture in the 1920’s

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Welcome

Welcome

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

February 16, 2011

U.S. History

Mr. Green


Agenda topics to be covered
Agenda/Topics To Be Covered

The students will explain how schools and mass media influenced American culture in the 1920’s by identifying contributors to American pop culture in the 1920’s

Announcement: Chapter 13 Test Next Tuesday

Due: Chapter 13 Vocabulary due today

Drill: Read the excerpt from Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt on page 468 and answer the following

1. What tone does Lewis use to describe Babbitt?

2. What conclusions can you draw about Babbitt’s character from the excerpt?

Motivation: What kinds of people do you consider heroes?

Why do you admire these people?


Education and popular culture ch 13 section 3 pgs 464 469
Education and Popular Culture Ch. 13 Section 3 pgs. 464-469

Schools and the Mass Media Shape Culture

School enrollments

1914-I million in high schools

1926-4 million in high schools

Schools offered vocational training/home economics

Teach English to foreigners

Taxes increased to support schools

Expanding News Coverage

Newspaper circulation rose

Mass-circulation magazines increased

Radio comes of Age

Invested in Market research

“airwaves”, “radio audience”, “tune-in”


America chases new heroes and old dreams
America Chases New Heroes and Old Dreams

New games/pastimes helped Americans spend more money on leisure activities-$4.5 billion by 1929

Sports Heroes of the 1920’s

Babe Ruth

Negro National League

Jack Dempsey

Red Grange

Knute Rockne

Tennis


Lindbergh’s Flight

1st non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic on May 20, 1927

Movies

1925-filmmaking the 4th largest industry in the U.S.

Hollywood, CA

1927-The Jazz Singer, first talkie movie

1928-Steamboat Willie

Theater, Music, and Art

Changing American styles that broke away from the European model

“ashcan school” of painting-honest look at everyday realities


Writers of the 1920s

Sinclair Lewis-challenged the conformity and strait-laced culture of small towns

F. Scott Fitzgerald-Jazz Age

revealed negative side of the period’s gaiety and freedom

Ernest Hemingway-

criticized the glorification of war


Independent work
Independent Work

Students will complete the Guided Reading sheet for Chapter 13 Section 3.


Homework
Homework

1. Read Chapter 13 Section 4 and prepare for 5 question quiz


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