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The Roaring 20's: Unity and Division​


Organizing Question
To what extent was the Roaring 20's was a decade of social harmony and economic prosperity?

The 1920's in America were a period of extraordinary change and innovation. Some Americans embraced change while others retaliated against an attack on their traditional values. A disillusioned America turned away from idealism after WWI and toward social conservatism, a new mass economy, and exciting new forms of popular culture that undermined many traditional values.


Your task: In small groups create wiki-pages that showcase either unifying and disunifying factors in the 1920's. As a culminating activity, write an essay synthesizing the organizing question.


Your Task:
In small groups, construct a Wiki-Page that:
a. gives a thesis explaining how your topic is a dividing or unifying element of the 1920's
b. provides an effective overview of the issue
c. provides several examples and extension of your topic
d. shows a clear connection to TODAY


I encourage you to embed videos, narration and other bells and whistles to make the page more inviting.

LINKS:
Roaring 20's sites Great resource for primary sources and 20's sites
vocaroo Record your voice and embed it
Graphic organizer Webspiration
Slide Share Upload your powerpoint presentations and embed them
Progressive era sites
Roaring 20s primary sources
PATHFINDER Media Center