To show the economic, social, and cultural differences between the decades of the 1920s and 1930s.
1 class period
Begin by reading the introductory paragraphs with the class which contrast the 1920s and 1930s. Using this information, students will then read through a list of 50 events and decide whether each one occurred during the decade of the 20s or 30s. Go over the answers later in the period.
For homework, assign the section Economic, Social, and Cultural Differences. This involves a writing assignment where students must write 100 words or more describing how life was different in the United States during these two decades.
At the beginning of the next period, have several volunteers read their essays to the class.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.