WWI and the 1920's Lesson: The Roaring Twenties

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7th - 11th, Homeschool
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This Google product contains the sixth of seven lessons from the World War I and the 1920's period in the United States.

Lesson objectives:

  • Describe how increased leisure time and technological innovations led to a widespread shared popular culture in the 1920's.
  • Analyze the changing role of women in the 1920's.
  • Describe how the concept of modernism shown in art and literature reflected postwar disillusionment.

Lesson includes the following:

1. The Roaring Twenties Presentation - (32 slides presentation, 3 charts, 1 video, and 15 pictures)

  • Popular American Culture in the 1920's
    • Video (3 min:17 sec) inserted of popular dances in the 1920's.

  • American Role Models
  • The Role of Women Changes

2. Student Notes for presentation on a form.

  • 12 questions
  • Assign this at the beginning of the presentation.
  • Students will follow along and complete the sentences on the form.
  • They will submit for easy grading.

3. The Roaring Twenties comprehension questions on a form.

  • 7 questions and one grid
  • Includes text from the book
  • Students will compare the characteristics of rural and urban life on the grid.

4. Short answer questions on a doc.

  • 7 questions
  • Students will use use context clues, summarize, cite evidence, draw conclusions, draw Inferences, compare and contrast, and identify cause and effect.

5. Technology Changes Home Life During the 1920's

  • This product is a Google doc linked to an interactive image about household technology changes during the 1920's.
  • Students will analyze two images of families in their living rooms to see how technology improved the standard of living during the 1920’s.
  • Students will answer the 3 short answer questions on the doc.

6. American Role Models of the 1920's

  • Students can answer the 8 reading comprehension questions on the form while exploring the interactive gallery.
  • Students will answer the 4 short answer questions on the doc.
  • Students will learn about:
    • Babe Ruth
    • Jack Dempsey
    • Bill Tilden
    • Red Grange
    • Bobby Jones
    • Helen Wills
    • Gertrude Eberle
    • Charles Lindbergh

This product is editable to suit your needs. Answer options have been shuffled on the forms.

This is lesson number 6 out of 7 US: World War I and the 1920's

  1. America Enters World War I
  2. The Home Front During World War I
  3. The End of World War I
  4. The Postwar Economy Booms
  5. Government in the 1920's
  6. The Roaring Twenties
  7. The Harlem Renaissance


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Total Pages
58 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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