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This collection of assignments is what I use to drive home a more in-depth understanding of the people of the Roaring 20s. Students are all given a character from the 1920s that they must learn more about. They research this person on their own and during class time to become an expert on the person. Then, once they have become very familiar with the person, they fill out a Facebook for that person. These Facebook's are put around the room and make excellent decorations! The next step is a simulation where we throw a classroom party where the students actually come as their character. They are able to meet other people from the 20s and enjoy a good time at the speakeasy (integrating unit vocabulary). The following week, they impersonate their person once more to pen a letter detailing the party.
Included in this packet are:
1920s Character List
Character Research and Brainstorming Sheet
Party Grading Rubric
Facebook Grading Rubric
Historical Fiction Letter Assignment