This is a great hands-on way to differentiate your instruction!
This is a zero-prep stations activity that engages students and encourages critical thinking. Materials include both primary and secondary sources that provide students with an opportunity to take a closer look at the prosperity of the 1920s.
Divide students into five groups and have each group work on a different station. After about 8-10 minutes have students rotate stations. Alternatively, make a class set of materials and have students work individually and at their own pace until they've completed all of the activities. This activity works well as a follow-up to notes or reading assignments providing an overview of technological and economic changes during the 1920s.
Station 1: Automobiles
Station 2: Advertisements
Station 3: Buying on credit
Station 4: Modern conveniences
Station 5: Prosperity for whom?