Name Haley Cole Date February 24th

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Name Haley Cole

Date February 24th

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, august 1921

  1. According to Faulkner, what was the "serious situation" facing America in the 1920s? that people think the jazz music was evil and causing the teenagers to do bad things such as rebelling.

  1. What rule does Faulkner claim was adopted by the National Dancing Master's Association, and why? Banned vulgar jazz music because it almost forces dancers use jerky dance moves 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?

Ellen welles page, older gerneration

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

Bobbed hair, fringed skirts, bright colored sweaters and scarves, dancing

  1. What does she identify as differences between her generation and her parents' generation? We are more better educated and more developed mentally physically

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

Criticism and distrust from older people

Part 3: Fashion of the 1920s

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

the cloche hat the flapper dress

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


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

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

Watched movies smoked going to dances riding around in cars

Entertainment/Leisure Activities

hang out go to movies go to ball games go to concerts go skating go bowling

Flapper dresses cloche hats high heeled shoes bright colored scarves and sweaters

Clothes and Fashion

Skinny jeans band shirts holister aerpostale


Music Style

Rock, screamo, hip hop, rap

Criticism and distrust

Reaction of Parents

, they worry about me …alot

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