2015
AMERICAN LIFE
US HISTORY II A
IN THE ROARING TWENTIES SYLLABUS
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homework assignments will be added as the unit progresses. You are expected to be prepared to every class that includes bringing this syllabus.
Disappointed at the results of their intervention in the European war, Americans
turned inward in the postwar decade. They repudiated all things allegedly
“foreign,” including radical political ideas and, especially immigrants. The
witch-hunting, frenzied “red scare” rocked the country in the immediate postwar
months. A revived Ku Klux Klan vented its hatred on Catholic and Jewish
newcomers, as well as blacks. Three centuries of virtually unrestricted
immigration to the US came to a halt with the passage of the restrictive
Immigration Act of 1924. The prohibition “experiment” divided “wets” from
“drys”. Flappers flamboyantly flaunted the new freedom of young women.
Meanwhile, a high-mass-consumption economy began to flower fully, typified
by the booming automobile industry and by the emergence of advertising and
the huge entertainment industries of radio and the movies. Many writers of the
time sharply criticized the materialist culture of the decade, symbolized by
rampant speculation on the stock market, which crashed in 1929.
You are all a lost generation. – Ernest Hemingway, 1926
The country is in the midst of an era of prosperity more extensive and of peace more
permanent than it has ever before experienced. – President Calvin Coolidge, 1928
NOTE: Research Paper Due Dates are NOT Included on Unit Syllabus
Date/Day
Monday,
November 23
Day 2
Tuesday,
November 24
Day 3
Wednesday,
November 25
½ Day – Periods
5,6,7,8
Thursday,
November 26
No School
Friday,
November 27
Monday,
November 30
Day 4
Period 1
DROP
Period 5
DROP
Introduction to Unit –
Americans Struggle
with Postwar Issues
Reading pgs. 618-624
Introduction to Unit –
Americans Struggle with
Postwar Issues
Reading pgs. 618-624
H.W. 1920’s Reading
Overview (on Google
Classroom)
DROP
H.W. 1920’s Reading
Overview (on Google
Classroom)
Red Scare - Sacco and
Vanzetti
Reading pgs. 619-620
Period 7
Introduction to Unit –
Americans Struggle with
Postwar Issues
Reading pgs. 618-624
H.W. 1920’s Reading
Overview (on Google
Classroom)
Red Scare - Sacco and
Vanzetti
Reading pgs. 619-620
Period 8
Cart 14 – last day to
work on research paper
Introduction to Unit –
Americans Struggle
with Postwar Issues
Reading pgs. 618-624
H.W. 1920’s Reading
Overview (on Google
Classroom)
Red Scare - Sacco and
Vanzetti
Reading pgs. 619-620
NO SCHOOL
Happy Thanksgiving!
NO SCHOOL
Happy Thanksgiving!
Changing Ways of Life
Reading pgs. 640-645
Pop Culture and
Education of the Roaring
20’s
Reading pgs. 652-657
NO SCHOOL
Happy Thanksgiving!
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
DROP
Changing Ways of Life
Reading pgs. 640-645
Pop Culture and
Education of the
Roaring 20’s
Reading pgs. 652-657
Red Scare - Sacco and
Vanzetti
Reading pgs. 619-620
Changing Ways of Life
Reading pgs. 640-645
Pop Culture and
Education of the
Roaring 20’s
Reading pgs. 652-657
NO SCHOOL
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday,
December 1
Day 1
Changing Ways of Life
Reading pgs. 640-645
Pop Culture and
Education of the
Roaring 20’s
Reading pgs. 652-657
Wednesday,
December 2
Day 2
DROP
QUIZ
Twenties Women and
Changes in the Youth
Culture
Reading pgs. 646-651
QUIZ
Twenties Women and
Changes in the Youth
Culture
Reading pgs. 646-651
H.W. Flappers Reading
(on Google Classroom)
and Worksheet (handed
out in class)
DROP
H.W. Flappers Reading (on
Google Classroom) and
Worksheet (handed out in
class)
Harlem Renaissance/Jazz
Age
Reading pgs. 658-663,
664-665
H.W. Harlem Ren.
Reading (on Google
Classroom) and Worksheet
(handed out in class)
Thursday,
December 3
Day 3
Friday,
December 4
Day 4
Monday,
December 1
Day 1
Tuesday,
December 8
Day 2
Wednesday,
December 9
Day 3
Thursday,
December 10
Day 4
Friday,
December 11
Day 1
Monday,
December 14
Day 2
Tuesday,
December 15
Day 3
QUIZ
Twenties Women and
Changes in the Youth
Culture
Reading pgs. 646-651
H.W. Flappers Reading
(on Google Classroom)
and Worksheet (handed
out in class)
Harlem
Renaissance/Jazz Age
Reading pgs. 658-663,
664-665
H.W. Harlem Ren.
Reading (on Google
Classroom) and
Worksheet (handed out
in class)
Consumerism and the
Stock Market – 1929
Crash
Reading pgs. 670-677
DROP
Harlem
Renaissance/Jazz Age
Reading pgs. 658-663,
664-665
H.W. Harlem Ren.
Reading (on Google
Classroom) and
Worksheet (handed out in
class)
Consumerism and the
Stock Market – 1929
Crash
Reading pgs. 670-677
Popular Culture Icons
Project Due!
Presentations
Consumerism and the
Stock Market – 1929
Crash
Reading pgs. 670-677
DROP
Popular Culture Icons
Project Due!
Presentations
DROP
Finish Presentations and
chart
Popular Culture Icons
Project Due!
Presentations
Finish Presentations
and chart
Finish Presentations and
chart
The Modern Era? – DBQ
Guide Review
The Modern Era? –
DBQ Guide Review
Review/Make Up Day
DROP
Unit Test – Study Guide
Due
The Modern Era? –
DBQ Guide Review
DROP
Review/Make Up Day
DROP
Unit Test – Study Guide
Due
DROP
QUIZ
Twenties Women and
Changes in the Youth
Culture
Reading pgs. 646-651
H.W. Flappers Reading
(on Google Classroom)
and Worksheet (handed
out in class)
Harlem
Renaissance/Jazz Age
Reading pgs. 658-663,
664-665
H.W. Harlem Ren.
Reading (on Google
Classroom) and
Worksheet (handed out
in class)
Consumerism and the
Stock Market – 1929
Crash
Reading pgs. 670-677
DROP
Popular Culture Icons
Project Due!
Presentations
Finish Presentations
and chart
The Modern Era? –
DBQ Guide Review
DROP
Review/Make Up Day
Unit Test – Study Guide
Due
Unit Test – Study Guide
Due
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