The 1920s Webquest



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The 1920s Webquest

The 1920s was an exciting time for many in America. Also called the Jazz Age, many exciting changes in American culture were taking place. The purpose of this Webquest is for you to get a flavor for the times. You will be exploring at least one aspect of culture from the 1920s. Then, you will create a PowerPoint with at least 6 (honors = 13 slides) slides that focuses on the area you learn about and is a representation of the 1920s.

Format:

1 title slide

6 informational slides (honors = 13 slides)

1 slide for sources



The Process:

  1. Choose one of the following aspects of culture to explore: Fashion, Sports, Entertainment, Women, Technology, or Crime

  2. Read about your topic using the links below/Google. Become as informed as possible about that particular segment of culture. VERY IMPORTANT: Sites have both pictures and text. It is IMPORTANT that you look at the pretty pictures AND READ!

  3. Consider the themes, achievements, and important people that shape your topic.

  4. If you finish exploring your topic before the rest of the class is done, feel free to explore a second area of interest.

  5. Powerpoints should have a combination of pictures, text, and headlines that highlight the major trends of the day. Your goal is to capture the flavor of culture in the 1920s.

  6. As always, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!!!!!!

Resources:

Fashion:


Sports:

Entertainment:

Women:

  • Woman on the Silver Screen

  • Flapper Jane

  • Women’s Organizations in the 1920s

  • Margaret Sanger

  • Bessie Smith

  • Amelia Earhart

Business, Industry, and Technology:

  • Technology’s Impact of Life

  • Charles Lindbergh

  • Electronic Consumer Appliances

  • Henry Ford

  • Consumerism

  • Business

Crime:

Conclusion:

This short webquest should have given you an overview of 1920s culture. Hopefully, you have noticed how much of our culture today has been influenced by this period. This is a theme we will pick up on throughout this unit.


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