1920s MINI-INQUIRY PROJECT OBJECTIVE: You and a small group of peers will RESEARCH a specific aspect of the 1920s and then use the research to deliver an informed presentation to the class. GROUPS: 4-5 people TOPICS: Women in the 1920s -right to vote, women’s fashion, flappers, famous female contributors to the decade, the changing role of women Inventions in the 1920s -washing machine, vacuum cleaner, electric refrigerator, radio, movie theaters, automobile, penicillin, the effects of these inventions on society and culture The Jazz Age -jazz music, dancing, famous musicians, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith Prohibition -legality, purpose, speakeasies, bootleggers, Al Capone, amendments, mafia Great Migration -African Americans, purpose of the movement, blues music, jazz, famous contributors and activists Harlem Renaissance -literary movement, poetry, authors, Booker T. Washington, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston Discrimination -Red Summer of 1919, Ku Klux Klan in the North, National Origins Act of 1924, court cases QUESTIONS TO ANSWER: What was your topic? Who were the important people involved, and what did they do? What was the impact of your topic/person on society and culture in the 1920s? What groups of people were most impacted in the 1920s? Are there long-term effects (good or bad) on society today as a result of this? Any other questions your research can answer FINAL PRODUCT WILL INCLUDE: -Individual research notes -Individual bibliography of sources you used to gather research -Group presentation with visuals and/or artifacts (PowerPoint, poem, video clip, poster, etc. GET CREATIVE!) GRADING: -The final product will receive grades in the assessment category for BOTH Research/Reasoning and Speaking/Listening. TASKS & ASSIGNMENT DEADLINES: 1) WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, 9/18-9/19 (30min.)—In the computer lab, spend time with your group researching the basic facts about your topic. 2) WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, 9/18-9/19 (50min.)—With your group, decide which aspect of your topic you will focus on, and spend the remaining time researching your specific aspect of the topic. 3) WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 9/18-9/22 (3Omin. each day at home)—Individually continue researching your individual topic and take notes. 4) DUE ON MONDAY, 9/23—Turn in your research notes to Mrs. Boehm for review. 5) TUESDAY, 9/24—Look at the recommendations from Mrs. Boehm, and continue your research. 6) WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY, 9/25-26—Time to work in the computer lab with your group to organize your presentation, create visuals, and practice. 7) MONDAY, 9/30—Group presentations of research to the class.