The1920sWebquest (1)

The 1920s Web Quest
Directions: Use your problem solving and technology skills to respond to the following
questions. You will use a variety of websites. You must credit the website you use to answer each
question (just cut and paste). If you use Wikipedia, you must credit two other sites. If you do not,
you will not receive credit. Remember to save your work throughout the assignment.
1) Explain the Red Scare in America after World War I?
2) What were the Palmer Raids?
3) Find an image and describe the events of the Sacco and Vanzetti case?
4) How did the Red Scare and the Sacco and Vanzetti case contribute to immigration
5) Find an image of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and explain why they gained
popularity in this decade?
6) Find a political cartoon of the Teapot Dome Scandal and explain in your own words the
meaning of the cartoon.
7) Find an image of President Calvin Coolidge.
8) List the Presidents in chronological order from Teddy Roosevelt to Calvin Coolidge.
9) Find an image of the Model T and describe the impact of the automobile for America.
10) Find two images of the new consumer appliances that Americans could purchase in the
11) Describe the causes and effects of the 18th amendment (include prohibition, bootleggers,
and speakeasies in your answer).
12) Explain the Scopes Trial. What roles did Clarence Darrow and William Jennings
Bryan play in the trial?
13) Find a political cartoon or image surrounding the Scopes Trial. Summarize what is
occurring in the cartoon.
14) Find an image of a flapper. How was the role of women changing?
15) What new careers were available to women in the 1920s?
16) Find an image of the Spirit of St. Louis and describe its significance.
17) Find an image of Charles Lindberg.
18) Find images of 3 top book jackets from the era (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway,
Sinclair Lewis)
19) What was the Harlem Renaissance?
20) Find an image of the Great Migration.
21) Find the image of the person who founded the Universal Negro Improvement
22) Compare and contrast the philosophies of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and
Marcus Garvey in a chart or diagram.
Find a poem, song, or piece of literature for the following artists: REMEMBER TO
23) Langston Hughes
24) Paul Robeson
25) Louis Armstrong
26) “Duke” Ellington
27) Bessie Smith
28) Jacob Lawrence
29) Find an image of a painting by Georgia O’Keefe. What themes does she portray?
30) Find an image of a painting by Edward Hopper. What themes does he portray?
**Bonus: Explain how the entertainment industry impacted the U.S. economy during the 1920s?
(Include spectator sports, movies, and radio.)