This Prohibition activity is perfect for allowing students to interpret primary sources and understand the impact of the 18th and 21st Amendments!
The download includes a complete lesson plan on prohibition, from a warm up to exit ticket with detailed directions for the entire lesson.
After starting with an image analysis warm up, there is a secondary source reading overview of Prohibition along with 2 video links to ensure that students understand the key concepts.
Following this is a set of 10 primary source images and documents (plus one extra as a sample) for students to analyze. This can be done as stations, a galley walk, in groups, individually, or through the included Google Docs version.
Students must determine if the primary source presents an argument for or against prohibition and then explain why. The goal is to figure out the problems that resulted in the US ending Prohibition with the 21st Amendment. A chart and answer key are included for this.
Finally, students complete an exit ticket based on their analysis of the primary sources.
This is a fantastic, comprehensive lesson plan that has students thinking critically and making historical analysis of a significant period in American History. It can also be downloaded as part of my Roaring 20's & Great Depression Unit Bundle.
Thanks so much for checking it out!