Against all better judgement I’m offering up a chance to display some creative flare using this list of slang terms from the 1920s. Feel free to look up others.
Your assignment: Finish this opening. “It was just after 9 when John pulled up outside Dorothy’s house.”
NOTE: John and Dorothy were popular names of the 20s. I know how to use Google.
20s slang terms
NOTE: If you really want to impress, tell the story “in medias res,” which is a learned way of saying start somewhere besides the beginning, perhaps at the end and use some well-told flashbacks.
I put these up for Reed, but they are here for everyone else. Great Depression/New Deal Notes
I went down the list of multiple choice questions when I was making up the study guide. The test isn’t exactly what I wanted, but I would rather you have the study guide earlier than me spend a couple of days editing.
Clarence Darrow (left) defended John Scopes in the trial. More importantly, Darrow used the trial as a way to attack fundamentalism. William Jennings Bryan (right) ran for president numerous times, served as the lead prosecutor and defender of traditional values and the belief that what is in the Bible is the literal truth.
The Scopes Trial would be an example to consider in your essays on the 1920s. I have attached a short article (the same one that was in the document packet) on the trial/circus/showdown between science/academia and traditional values. The Scopes Trial
This will be one of the short answer questions on the midterm.
I hope this helps you with the second essay. I was proud of the work you put in on the first document-based essay. Based on what I got from class, these should be great.
REMEMBER: Don’t just tell me they are alike. Use actual concrete, specific information to prove it.
1920s essay guide
Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signs autograph for Al Capone, who was taking his son to a game.
DUE Date is the same for both classes. Drop them off before 3 p.m. Friday. Or e-mail.
Choose 2 of the following (My pick is Henry Ford’s efforts to carve out a Utopian society in the Brazilian rain forests). and give it a listen. Complete the assignment like the previous podcasts. The reason why I’m asking for two is because we are NOT doing an outside reading for the 1920s. I’m trying something in class. If you haven’t been making 25/25 on these, check out the examples in one of the earlier blog posts. That should help.
The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Tulsa Race Riot and Black Wall Street
The Flu Epidemic of 1918
Public Enemies: 5 gangsters to know
Orson Welles and the War of the Worlds
Henry Ford build a city in the Amazon
What was the Christmas Truce?
Amelia Earheart Mystery
The Radium Girls
I wanted to share with you some of the best writing from the last readings. This is what I’m looking for in your writing. All of these demonstrate an attention to detail and willingness to spend some time with the work.
Podcast instructions: Ideally in a page I want you to take notes on the material and then spend time analyzing what you have heard. What did this do for your understanding of the period? What is your reaction to the material? How does it relate with what we are covering in class?
Readings: For the next assignment, I will asking you to give me your impressions of the 1920s based on the podcast and readings. It will require concise summaries of the readings and your own interpretations.