Lesson details

Grade
8
Subject

Social Studies

English Language Arts

Topic

Early 20th Century

Subtopic

The Twenties

Technology Requirements: 
  • Internet access, computer, tablets/iPads, or personal devices
  • Applications for sharing work with fellow group/class members (Padlet, Evernote, etc.)
  • Applications for drawing, creating graphics (Apple Notes, One Note, Adobe Sketch, etc.)
  • Applications for presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.)
Other Materials & Considerations: 

Please Note - The South Carolina textbook is an excellent reference to use when completing this project.

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The Roaring Arts

Duration: 
Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Project overview: 

Students will research and analyze changes across the nation and in South Carolina during the 1920’s. They will then in small groups prepare exhibits for a “Roaring Arts Museum”.  The museum will contain exhibits representing: prohibition; Harlem Renaissance, Southern Literary Renaissance, Musical Revolution; fashion, fads, and trends; mass media; and trouble following World War I. 

The overall challenge will be to create and exhibit that is multi-media, representative of the topic, and provides its effects on life today. Each small group will be given a challenge card with guiding questions to be addressed related to their topic.

Essential Question: 

How did the 1920s change America?
 

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Lesson created by: 
Hannah Baker