The Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties:

The Roaring Twenties Mr. Pliaconis U.S. History 11 th Grade

Essential Question::

Essential Question: Did the 1920’s signal a change in ideals for America?

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes:

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America.

The Harlem Renaissance :

The Harlem Renaissance Explosion of culture came from Harlem, New York Black Writers wrote on racism and African American Identity Black musicians and artists appealed to broader America Black Pride resulted Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Hurston

Duke Ellington- “Jubilee Stomp”:

Duke Ellington- “Jubilee Stomp”

Primary Source- Zora Hurston’s How it feels to be Colored Me :

Primary Source- Zora Hurston’s How it feels to be Colored Me What is Hurston’s view of being colored? Use direct evidence from the text to prove your answer. What specific challenges does Hurston encounter because of her color? Use direct evidence from the text to prove your answer. What advantages does Hurston possess because of her color? Use direct evidence from the text to prove your answer. How does it feel to be you? How do you relate to the struggles and triumphs of Hurston? Show evidence.

Changing the Nature of Work:

Changing the Nature of Work Henry Ford and the Industrial Revolution

What is a Corporation?:

What is a Corporation? How are they different from small business and partnerships? What are the positives of a corporation? Negatives? Detail a positive experience you had with a corporation. Detail a negative experience.

Mass Production in the 1920’s:

Mass Production in the 1920’s

Henry Ford:

Henry Ford Model T First mass produced car in America $ 300-500 Interchangeable parts

Labor:

Labor Ford revolutionized labor Ford paid his employees $ 5.00 a day Employees became customers Lack of turnover Assembly Line Revolutionized productivity Each worker had a specific job Used Scientific Management Frederick Taylor Breaking down job into manageable tasks Result- 1 car = 14 hours to 14 cars = 1 hour

White Collar Jobs:

White Collar Jobs Desk Jobs Education Salary, not Hourly Management/ advertising White collar boom in the 20’s

Advertisement:

Advertisement Entice Americans to buy product Became large American Industry Auto Industry was very successful at advertising

Advertisement Spending 1920s:

Advertisement Spending 1920s

Women in the 20’s:

Women in the 20’s New goal of liberation 44% increase in workforce Target of Advertising Flappers Sexual Revolution

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