Name: Ezra Wyatt Date: February 24, 2011

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Name: Ezra Wyatt

Date: February 24, 2011

Part 1: Does Jazz Put the Sin in Syncopation?

Using the Site 1 article (first four paragraphs), answer the following questions:

  1. Who wrote this article? When was it published?

Anne Shaw Faulkner in August 1921 in the ladies home journal

  1. According to Faulkner, what was the "serious situation" facing America in the 1920s?

The immoral behavior of young people caused by jazz music and its evil influence

  1. What rule does Faulkner claim was adopted by the National Dancing Master's Association, and why? The rule banned vulgar cheap jazz music because it almost forced dancers to use jerky half steps and invites immoral variations.

Part 2: A Flapper's Appeal to Parents

Using the Site 2 article (first eight paragraphs), answer the following questions:

  1. Who wrote this letter? Who is it addressed to?

It was written by a flapper girl by the name of Ellen Welles Page and it was to her parents.

  1. What characteristics of flapper style does she identify in paragraph 1?

Mainly like what kinds of clothes they wear and how they have their hair cut and what the bobbed hair cut means. It also mentions what all she does like what she attends and what she likes to do. Also what she don’t do or what she don’t like to do.

  1. What does she identify as differences between her generation and her parents' generation?

She is more educated and further advanced

  1. What does she say causes girls to become flappers in paragraphs 6-8?

Criticism and distrust of older people

Part 3: Fashion of the 1920s

  1. Describe the two fashions most associated with the 1920s.

The cloche hat and the flapper dress

  1. Describe the mood represented by the people and music in the video "Flappers – the Roaring 20s."

Happy Parties Dancing Mainly just energetic

  1. Describe the songs that young people listen to today. How would you describe the mood(s) of these songs?

Mainly rap, r&b, pop, and they all are like trying to tempt you to do something because of all the stuff that they say and trying to get you to o this and to get you to do that

Part 4: Comparing Flappers and Modern Youth

Using what you have learned, complete the chart below by describing the characteristics of 1920s flappers and modern youth.

Flappers of the 1920s


Modern Youth

Dances, Movies, Ride in Cars,

Entertainment/Leisure Activities

Movies, Staying out at night

Fringe Skirts, Heels, Peter Pan collars

Clothes and Fashion

Shiny things, Hollister, Expensive things mainly

Jazz Foolish Nature

Music Style

Rap, Hip Hop, Country, Rock, R&B

Criticism and distruct

Reaction of Parents

Think We Are crazy

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