Traditionalism vs. Modernism • HOT ROC- What is the difference between a traditionalist and a modernist? • Discuss
The Growing Divide • Urban Attractions: • Factory & Office jobs • Higher wages • Diversity • Entertainment • Etc. • Rural Problems: • Export demands dropped after WWI leading to lower income
Changing Values • Traditionalists • Felt attacked by modernists • Generally lived in small-town • Increased religious fundamentalism • Modernists • Viewed some traditionalists as “backwards” • Excited by city life • Exposed to new ideas, music, and social values
New Vocab Word: • Prohibition- A ban on the production and sale of alcohol (18th Amendment) • Volstead Act: Enforcement of the 18th Amendment. • Spells out that all alcohol will be illegal, not just in saloons and sets up all the details of when and how alcohol is prohibited.
Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate • Your group will be discussing three opinions on 1920s’ social issues from the perspective of either a traditionalist or a modernist. • As you develop your group’s response to each statement, be sure to provide historic evidence to support your argument.
Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate Follow these steps to prepare for the discussion: • 1. Prepare your arguments. • Review the content from Chapter 29 on your assigned viewpoint • Assign one of the topics to each group member • 2. Debate • Each topic will be addressed in speed rounds • Winner of the topic will be voted on by the moderator • At the end of the round, the moderator will raise card to indicate to class which side won that round • Some sentence starters: • “As traditionalists/modernists, my group . . .” • “My group agrees/disagrees with your group because . . .” • 3. Notes • Add to your STAR notes any important points you didn’t get • Or, add questions to your left-hand margin
Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate Topics • Opinion A (Section 29.3) Young people today are totally out of control. • Opinion B (Section 29.4) Prohibition has done more harm than good. • Opinion C (Section 29.5) Both evolution and creationism should be taught in the classroom.
Example “As a traditionalist, my group…” “As a modernist, my group…” +1 for a valid argument +1 for a key fact +1 for a valid argument +1 for a key fact +1 for an ideal +1 for an ideal Counterargument: “My group disagrees with your group because…” Counterargument: “My group disagrees with your group because…” +1 for a valid argument +1 for a valid argument +1 for a key fact +1 for a key fact