Schools, Media & Culture in the 1920s


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What historical event helped contribute to the 'new morality' of the 1920s?

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1. What educational model was more student-centered and student-driven, with the goal of strengthening the individual and not just society?

2. Which one of the following movies was the first talkie?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1920s in America was a time of change, and these study materials will help you explore these changes more closely. You will be quizzed on changes in education and culture.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take advantage of these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The New Morality
  • Progressive Education
  • Talkies
  • 1920s consumerism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combo lets you put the following skills to work:

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pullout the most important information about life in 1920s America from the lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply your knowledge to examine 1920s culture in a new light
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained about the Roaring 1920s to answer questions about the education and culture of the period

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Roaring 20s, review the lesson called Schools, Media, and Culture in the 1920s. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Examine the changes in morality following the First World War
  • Explore how education became more student-centered
  • Discuss the rise of consumerism and how that created a rise in credit
  • Analyze cultural changes, such as a radio broadcasting of the presidential election and World Series, as well as the rise of Talkies