S. Todd CHC 2DI 1920S CULMINATING ACTIVITY “WHAT MADE THE 1920’S ROAR?” PURPOSE The 1920s was an interesting era in Canadian history. Canadian soldiers returned from Europe, there was the growth of industry and urbanization, new technology, and a growing economy. In addition to these exciting changes, Canadian independence began to take form. In this culminating activity, students will work in groups to research, script and complete a mini-seminar on an aspect of life in 1920’s Canada. The seminar should be 15-20 minutes in length. YOUR TASK 1. Students are to form expert groups (maximum 3 students). Each group will sign up for one of the following topics: Consumerism and Abundance Inventors, Inventions, Entrepreneurs American Influence on Canada Economy: Workers and Management Prohibition Famous Five and the Persons Case Balfour Report and Statute of Westminster Entertainment Social Issues/Policies Women/Women’s Rights Lifestyles Aboriginal Issues Fashion and Pop Culture The Automobile 2. Each expert group will conduct research on their topic. 3. After research is complete, the students will decide on a thesis and create a seminar that presents and supports the argument. Notice: the seminar is not a report but rather a verbal essay in which you will state and defend a thesis. Look to create clear arguments and find evidence to support your presentation. 4. Students are encouraged to be creative in the presentation of their seminar. Graphics and multi-media resources should be used. Students must notify the teacher in advance if they require a TV/DVD, CD player, or PowerPoint. EVALUATION See attached rubric RESEARCH 1. 2. 3. 4. Canadiana Scrapbook, Roaring Twenties National Archives www.collectionscanada.ca Textbook You are encouraged to go to the library website and use the research tools available to you there. 5. NO WIKIPEDIA!!!!! 6. All research must be cited using Chicago style (see SJAM website for proper format) 7. If you are absent on the day of your presentation, your group will still present and you will be assigned a new research topic to individually present on a later date.