America in the 1920s: The Influence of Arts and Entertainment, Part Two


Resource ID#: 167860 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: Roaring Twenties, 1920s, Jazz Age, Hollywood, The Jazz Singer, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, John Barrymore, Lon Chaney, Rudolph Valentino, Charles Lindbergh, Harry Houdini, U.S. History, grade 11, tutorial
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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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. In part one, you'll learn about the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the rise of jazz music, and fads that swept the nation. By the end of this two-part tutorial, you should be able to describe some of the ways that arts and entertainment helped change American society in the 1920s. 

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