1920s Slang Story Writing Activity

1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
1920s Slang Story Writing Activity
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The Roaring Twenties is one of the most colorful periods of US history. Flappers, speakeasies, organized crime, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance all come from this period, so it should be no surprise that the language people spoke during the 20s was just as vibrant. During this lesson, students will write a story about living in the 1920s while referencing a vocabulary translation-table.

Before your students “get a wiggle on” and drive their old “jalopy” home, they’ll be “copacetic” with history class. They’ll read their stories aloud, and it’ll be “ducky”. And I promise, at least one student will say - “you slay me!”

^See, wasn’t that fun?


This product includes:
1) A PowerPoint slide to introduce and advance the activity.
2) A three-minute (public domain) trailer of the movie, “The Roaring Twenties”
3) A Microsoft Word doc with the prompts students will need to do this activity.
4) A raw data Microsoft Excel files you can use to edit or refine the vocab list.



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7 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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