Chapter 9 Classroom Activities
Activity #1Political Cartoon Analysis • Look at the political cartoon on page 272 • Read the captions that discuss the symbolism in this cartoon. • What do you think the title “Put Them Out and Keep Them Out” means? • Why do you think the artist showed the character peeking out from under the American flag?
Activity #2Primary Source Analysis • Read the About the Source box on the primary source. • As you read the primary source, try to define the bold terms using the context of the reading. • Answer the three comprehension questions at the end of the reading.
Activity #3Graph Activity • Look at the graph on page 274 • How did immigration quotas of the 1920s change the pattern of European immigration?
Activity #4Sacco & Vanzetti Video Clip • As you watch the following video clip, write down reasons why you think the Sacco & Vanzetti case is relevant to American society today. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDSEG4aa5G4 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkzfW5mqM4
Activity #5Vocabulary Activity • Use the following six vocabulary terms to construct a paragraph that summarizes attitudes towards immigrants and labor movements in the 1920s. Bolshevik communism Red Scare Mitchell Palmer Palmer Raids Alien Anarchist Sacco & Vanzetti
Activity #1Graphic Interpretation • Look at the mages on page 278. • Mass production of the automobile affected Americans’ lives in many ways. • Create a list ways that life changed for Americans based on these images. • Choose two items from your list to add to the classroom list.
Activity #2Primary Source Analysis • What problems do you think the increasingly widespread use of automobiles might have posed for cities in the early 1920s? • How do you think this picture would have differed from a picture taken of the same area in Chicago 20 years earlier?
Activity #3Biography Study • Read the Why He Made History Box at the top of the page • Read the biography of Alfred P. Sloan • Answer the two comprehension questions after the reading • Complete the extension activity by explaining why corporate buyouts might be good for business and why corporate buyouts might be bad for business.
Activity #4Map Activity • Follow the directions to color code the map based on population change • Using the map, answer the analysis questions
Activity #1Graphic Analysis • Look at the two images on page 295. • List the differences between the two images. • How do these differences reflect changing societal values?
Activity #2Biography Reading • Read the Why She Made History box. • Read the biography of Alice Paul. • Answer the two comprehension questions. • Complete the extension activity at the bottom of the page. • Is Alice Paul an important historical figure? Why or why not?
Activity #3Prohibition Video • View the following video on Prohibition • http://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/videos#america-goes-dry-with-prohibition • As you watch, answer the following questions: • Why did people want to ban alcohol? • What amendment banned alcohol? • Why did Prohibition eventually end?
Activity #4Political Cartoon Analysis • View the following political cartoons about the Scopes Monkey Trial. • What is each artist trying to say?
Activity #5Vocabulary Activity • Choose the term in each group that does not belong. Explain why that term does not fit with the others. • Rural 2. speakeasy 3. Prohibition 4. fundamentalism womenflapperBible makeup bootleggerevolution ProhibitionVolstead Act valuesalcohol speakeasyscience
Activity #1 Graphic Organizer • It was difficult for young adult sharecroppers living in the South during the early 1900s to make a living from the land. • Family and friends sent copies of “want ads” from urban areas that sounded wonderful. • Complete the following graphic organizer listing advantages and disadvantages of leaving the South to pursue a job in the North.
Activity #2Visual Analysis • Look at the images on page 306. • How many art forms are represented in these pictures? • How do you think this flourishing of the arts affected African Americans in general?
Activity #3Biography Reading • Read the box Why They Made History. • Read the biographies of Bessie Smith & Duke Ellington • Answer the two comprehension questions.
Activity #4Harlem Renaissance Listening Activity • View the video clip below. • Write down your impressions of the music that you hear.
Activity #5Primary Source Analysis • Read the About the Source box at the top of the page. • As you read, try to create definitions for the bold words using the context of the reading. • Answer the three comprehension questions.
Activity #6Primary Source Viewing • View Steamboat Willie and discuss.
Activity #7Primary Source Analysis • Read the excerpt of The Great Gatsby on page 313. • Write down the details that indicate showy excess at the party. • What message is Fitzgerald conveying about the Jazz Age?
Activity #1Graphic Organizer • Create a list of economic indicators that the economy was prospering in the 1920s. • Then create a list of the warning signs showing there were problems in the economy.