The Roaring Twenties (American Culture in the 1920s) Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary sources. Each primary source pack includes historical documents, maps, photographs, political cartoons, lithographs, diagrams, letters in a mix of color and black-and-white, and sepia finishes and is printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" cardstock.
The Roaring Twenties (American Culture in the 1920s) Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!
Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinion, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events. As a result, students experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Your students will:
think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer's interpretations.
integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
The 20 Primary Source documents in The Roaring Twenties - American Culture in the 1920s include:
Photograph of young immigrants at Ellis Island, New York - circa 1915-1920
Political cartoon depicting the women's suffrage movement in the United States - the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote - 1917
Copy of advertisement for a Ford touring car in Farmers Magazine - 1920
Photograph of major league baseball superstar Babe Ruth and political cartoon depicting national interest in his accomplishments
Newspaper advertisement for the Kelvinator refrigerator - electric refrigerators began to replace ice boxes in the early 1900s - ad published 1920
Self-portrait by Walt Disney used on his business envelopes as he began his career as a cartoonist - 1921
Photograph of New York City police commissioner watching agents pour liquor into a sewer after a raid during Prohibition - 1921
Cover page for song "I'm Just Wild About Harry" from the Broadway show Shuffle Along - first financially successful Broadway play with African American writers and an all-African American cast - 1921
Saturday Evening Post magazine cover titled "The Flapper" - 1922
Photograph of Ford Motor Company assembly line - Henry Ford's assembly line concept revolutionized the manufacturing industry - 1923
Photograph of President Calvin Coolidge throwing out a baseball at a major league baseball game - Calvin Coolidge served as the 30th U.S. president from 1923 to 1929 - photo taken 1924
Photograph of women tuning a radio - listening to radio in the 1920s was an exciting new form of entertainment - circa 1925
Photograph of Langston Hughes and the words to his poem "Mother to Son" - Hughes was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City
Entertainer Josephine Baker performs the "Charleston," a popular dance during the Roaring 20s - 1926
Photograph of Charles Lindbergh in front of his airplane, Spirit of St. Louis - Lindbergh is famous for completing the first transatlantic flight - 1927
Copy of movie poster for The Jazz Singer - its release signaled the growth of sound films and ended the silent film era - 1927
Photograph of crowd outside the New York Stock Exchange after the stock market crash - 1929
Photograph of a workman on the framework of the Empire State Building - builders competed to build the tallest skyscraper in New York City in the 1920s - photo taken 1930
Photograph of jazz musician Louis Armstrong - 1952
Photograph of the Chrysler building in New York City - example of the Art Deco movement - photo taken 2005