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The Roaring Twenties!
(CW = 62 points)
Name ____________________________
Directions: The Great Gatsby is set against the social backdrop of the 1920’s, a period sometimes called the “Roaring
Twenties” or also referred to as “The Jazz Age.” In the first column, record TWO bits of information about each of the
noted cultural aspects of the period. In the second column, note how our own age is either like or unlike the 20’s.
Aspect
Women’s fashions
Men’s attire
Popular Music & Dance
Professional Sports
Prohibition
Autos and Airplanes
Organized Crime
The Stock Market
The 1920’s
Present Day (4 points ea.)
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Letter to a classmate http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm http://home.earthlink.net/~dlarkins/slang-pg.htm
Directions: Use one of the above links, OR simply Google “1920’s slang” and select a website that contains terms
exclusive to that era. Using at least 15 terms/phrases correctly, write a letter to someone in the class. HIGHLIGHT or
underline your slang terms as they are used.
(2 points per correct word)
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Sincerely,
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