Guide your students through a focused analysis of up to 6 different 1920s primary source documents, covering issues ranging from Prohibition to birth control, the Red Scare to Charles Lindbergh’s flight in this engaging primary source collection.
Featured voices of this clash of values:
- President Coolidge
- Margaret Sanger
- Prohibition supporter
- A. Mitchell Palmer
- Sinclair Lewis
- corporate America
Effective HIPPOS framework to target Common Core thinking:
oint of View
respecting another’s values even if they are different from your own.
The Roaring 20s with all its glitz and glam steamed full speed into modern times, seeming to forgot the half not living in the cities behind.
The decade of Gatsby and art deco directed the values of America down a split path of new modernity and traditional roots, causing its citizens to develop a wedge between urban and rural, trendsetters and country bumpkins.
Cut through the boring textbook and head straight to the compelling sources that make this era one of religious conviction, scientific embrace, and xenophobia, challenging your students to wonder, “What does America value more: its traditions of the past or its leadership into the future?”
- Detailed lesson plans, with strategies for all reading levels
- 1-page definition sheet for the concept “modernity”
- 1-page HIPPOS reference handout
- 6 2-page student worksheets with a short primary source document & graphic organizer sheet
- 6 accompanying HIPPOS answer keys, one for each document
* Plan for 60 minutes to deeply introduce, read, annotate, analyze, and discuss one of these documents as a class.
* Great for whole class instruction, small group work, homework, DBQ practice!
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analyze the rough start of the English colonists, the enslaved Africans, and the invaded Indians.
juxtapose the values of democracy with the arguments of those not allowed to participate.
Era of Reform:
hear the impassioned voices for change.
explore the mania and the mayhem created out West.
evaluate the successes of national policy on the individual in post-Civil War America.
Gilded Age Labor:
hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.
learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.
explore the changing relationship between president and citizen.
explore the difficult decision made by political and military leaders in the fight of their lives.
examine the word choices of leaders fighting a war of words.
Civil Rights Movement:
analyze the impassioned arguments of those for and against equality.