SS.912.A.5.6

Analyze the influence that Hollywood, the Harlem Renaissance, the Fundamentalist movement, and prohibition had in changing American society in the 1920s.

Clarifications

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the United States History End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the United States History End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 35-36. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: American History
Status: State Board Approved

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Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.912.A.5.In.f: Identify the influences of Hollywood, the Harlem Renaissance, and prohibition on American society in the 1920s.
SS.912.A.5.Su.f: Recognize an influence of Hollywood, the Harlem Renaissance, or prohibition on American society in the 1920s.
SS.912.A.5.Pa.f: Recognize the influences of groups with different beliefs.

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Assessment

Quiz: America in the 1920s:

Test your knowledge of the "Roaring Twenties" with a 9-question multiple choice quiz provided by Khan Academy. Good luck!

Type: Assessment

Lesson Plans

Reading Like a Historian: Scopes Trial:

In this lesson, students analyze primary source documents in an effort to answer the central historical question: Why did people care about the Butler Act? Students first read an excerpt from a 1914 textbook, A Civic Biology, and answer brief questions. The teacher then gives a mini-lecture on the rise of religious fundamentalism in the 1920s and streams a video clip on the Scopes Trial. Students fill out a graphic organizer during/after they watch and then they analyze 4 documents: 1) a letter to the editor of the Nashville Tennessean, 2) a speech from one of John Scopes' defense attorneys, 3) a magazine article written by a fundamentalist preacher, and 4) a New York Times article commenting on the media circus. For each, they answer guiding questions. A final class discussion contextualizes the documents: how did the context of the 1920s make this more than a simple debate over evolution?

Type: Lesson Plan

Reading Like a Historian: Prohibition:

In this lesson, students analyze primary source documents in an effort to answer the central historical question: Why was the 18th Amendment adopted? Students first read the text of the amendment and answer brief guiding questions. Then, the teacher streams a video clip from Discovery Education about the temperance movement. Students then analyze, in small groups, 4 documents: 1) a statement by the National Temperance Council, 2) a New York Times article, 3) a propaganda poster, "Alcohol and Degeneracy," and 4) another such poster, "Children in Misery." For each, they answer detailed guiding questions. A final class discussion evaluates the strategies of temperance advocates: are their arguments convincing?

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

America in the 1920s: A Changing Political Culture:

In this interactive tutorial, take a look at America in the 1920s and the ways in which the changing political culture influenced American society. You'll explore the effects of Prohibition, including the rise of bootlegging and the increase in organized crime through the work of notorious gangsters like Al Capone. You'll also examine the changing role of women and look at one of the most popular symbols of the Roaring Twenties, that of the flapper. Finally, you will also study two notable movements of the era, Garveyism and Fundamentalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 2 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series.  In Part 2, you'll learn about Hollywood, movies, and celebrity culture during the 1920s.

CLICK HERE to open Part 1.

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 1 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series. In Part 1, you'll learn about the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of jazz music, and some unusual fads that swept the nation. 

CLICK HERE to open Part 2.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Safe for Democracy:

In this webisode brought to you by PBS, you will explore key events that took place in American history from 1903-1927. Topics include the Wright Brothers, World War I, women's suffrage, Prohibition, jazz, Hollywood in the 1920s, and Charles Lindbergh. In this resource you can examine primary source documents and photographs, a timeline and glossary, take a quiz, and explore additional resources. Enjoy this journey into American history!

Type: Tutorial

Crash Course U.S. History: The Roaring Twenties:

In this tutorial video, you will take a whirlwind journey through the glitz and glam that personifies the Roaring Twenties Era. In the decade known for its numerous social changes, you'll learn about the popularity of the automobile, the rise of Hollywood and celebrity culture, flappers, the economy, limits on immigration, the Scopes Trial, and much more. Enjoy this "crash course" in U.S. History.

Type: Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials Social Studies - U.S. History - Grades 9-12

America in the 1920s: A Changing Political Culture:

In this interactive tutorial, take a look at America in the 1920s and the ways in which the changing political culture influenced American society. You'll explore the effects of Prohibition, including the rise of bootlegging and the increase in organized crime through the work of notorious gangsters like Al Capone. You'll also examine the changing role of women and look at one of the most popular symbols of the Roaring Twenties, that of the flapper. Finally, you will also study two notable movements of the era, Garveyism and Fundamentalism.

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 1 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series. In Part 1, you'll learn about the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of jazz music, and some unusual fads that swept the nation. 

CLICK HERE to open Part 2.

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 2 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series.  In Part 2, you'll learn about Hollywood, movies, and celebrity culture during the 1920s.

CLICK HERE to open Part 1.

 

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

America in the 1920s: A Changing Political Culture:

In this interactive tutorial, take a look at America in the 1920s and the ways in which the changing political culture influenced American society. You'll explore the effects of Prohibition, including the rise of bootlegging and the increase in organized crime through the work of notorious gangsters like Al Capone. You'll also examine the changing role of women and look at one of the most popular symbols of the Roaring Twenties, that of the flapper. Finally, you will also study two notable movements of the era, Garveyism and Fundamentalism.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 2 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series.  In Part 2, you'll learn about Hollywood, movies, and celebrity culture during the 1920s.

CLICK HERE to open Part 1.

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part 1 (of 2):

Have you ever heard of the Jazz Age? How about the Roaring Twenties? Both of these labels describe an interesting era in American history, a time period that you'll take a look at in this two-part tutorial series. In Part 1, you'll learn about the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of jazz music, and some unusual fads that swept the nation. 

CLICK HERE to open Part 2.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Assessment

Quiz: America in the 1920s:

Test your knowledge of the "Roaring Twenties" with a 9-question multiple choice quiz provided by Khan Academy. Good luck!

Type: Assessment

Tutorials

Safe for Democracy:

In this webisode brought to you by PBS, you will explore key events that took place in American history from 1903-1927. Topics include the Wright Brothers, World War I, women's suffrage, Prohibition, jazz, Hollywood in the 1920s, and Charles Lindbergh. In this resource you can examine primary source documents and photographs, a timeline and glossary, take a quiz, and explore additional resources. Enjoy this journey into American history!

Type: Tutorial

Crash Course U.S. History: The Roaring Twenties:

In this tutorial video, you will take a whirlwind journey through the glitz and glam that personifies the Roaring Twenties Era. In the decade known for its numerous social changes, you'll learn about the popularity of the automobile, the rise of Hollywood and celebrity culture, flappers, the economy, limits on immigration, the Scopes Trial, and much more. Enjoy this "crash course" in U.S. History.

Type: Tutorial

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