1920s Consumerism and Inventions: Why were the 1920s the "Consumer Revolution?"
This lesson on 1920s inventions is included in the Roaring '20s, 1930s, and Great Depression Bundle, located here:
Roaring 20s, 1930s, Great Depression Bundle! 8 Fun Resources for the 20s & 30s!
In this highly-engaging and hands-on lesson, students navigate through a variety of major inventions and breakthroughs that took place in the 1920s to learn why this decade is often referred to as the "consumer revolution."
Students are introduced to the first mass-produced refrigerator, electric toaster, radio, as well as the invention of Band-Aids, great improvements in Henry Ford's Model T (and his Model A) automobile, the vacuum cleaner, and a variety of new foods such as Wonder Bread, Kool-Aid drink mix, and Candy Bars!
A student packet guides learning at each station, and at the end of the investigation, students explain why the 1920s was a "consumer revolution." Both the packet and the final writing prompt are included!
A Google 1:1 compatible version is included in this product! Use in either a traditional setting or in the 1:1 environment!
A key is included!