The 1920's were our focus today as we first summarized historical information in support of six major themes of the era. I used the debrief of this activity to talk also about changes in American society including the effects of mass production on a more personal level for people of that time, the nature and later mythology surrounding the flapper movement, and the half of the American population left out of the prosperity and how they reacted, including a discussion over the Battle of Blair Mountain. this was followed by a DocBlock analysis of the essay New Society by Andre Seigfried from the Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1928 (4th period needs to finish this one at home). We ended today with some stations focusing on specific challenges from the 1920's. We will finish up and debrief that activity tomorrow before moving forward to discuss the Great Depression.
Tonight you need to finish up the notes for Chapter 25 and make sure you have completed your online submissions for Scored Discussion #3!