How far did society change in the 1920s? What were the ‘Roaring Twenties’? This ppt originally appeared on the Langley Secondary School website at http://www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk/documents/history/revision/societychange_1920s.ppt. This site went down in July 2010, so I have copied it here.
‘The Roaring Twenties’The image • 1920s America – “One long, crazy party, with jazz music playing on the radio, young fashionable women known as flappers wildly dancing the Charleston, large quantities of illegal alcohol being consumed, and everyone behaving in a scandalous manner.”
‘The Roaring Twenties’The reality • In the aftermath of the war people were determined to have fun. • They had more money and more leisure time. • Women were freer than ever • The entertainment industry boomed. • The 1920s were the golden age for Hollywood films. • It was also the Jazz Age with its crazes for new music and dances.
Music ‘The Jazz-Age’
Your Task • You are going to work in pairs to produce an overview PowerPoint presentation about the ‘Roaring Twenties’. • Your presentations must include information about the following: • Movies, film stars • Music, dance crazes, radios, jazz • Sport, sporting heroes • Cars, holidays • Florida land boom • Playing on the stock market • Your presentations must also include pictures, clips from movies, songs, etc…