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1920s Slang Intro Activity

1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
1920s Slang Intro Activity
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Students match the 1920s slang word to its modern equivalent. This is how I introduce my 1920s unit but you could close your unit with this too. The students group themselves up and they get a handout with two columns to match up. One column has 35 words/phrases that were commonly used (slang) in the 1920s and the other has the explanation. Two examples are: jalopy--old car, or moll--gangster's girlfriend. The kids always end up making a competition out of it. The group that gets the most right gets 5 extra points on their next assignment, the group that comes in second gets 4, the group that comes in 3rd gets 3 extra points, and everyone else (IF they put forth a good natured effort) gets 1 extra point. The answer key is on the last page.

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