What was so distinctive about the Roaring Twenties? Was it the innovations? Relief from the austerity of the War years? Rebellion against Prohibition? Scandalous music and dance crazes?
Read through this slice of 1920s life as readers’ theatre or research it, stage it, choreograph it, and perform it to make this unique era roar to life.
This download contains questions for research into motivation for actors, costumes, dance/music, language, sports, and technology. Use the prompts as well as links to relevant websites to more fully engage students and teach research, problem solving, and collaboration while uncovering the rapid changes and complexity of the 1920s. Assign these areas of study, apply the research to inform the performance and staging, then invite an audience to watch your students act out what they’ve learned in an energetic presentation that brings one of America’s most dynamic decades to life.