What is a Flapper? - Definition, Attire & Slang

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With which time period in American History was 'the flapper' associated?

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1. Which term best captures what women's fashion was preceding the flapper?

2. Which Constitutional amendment played a major role in changing women's perceptions of themselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn about the group of rebellious women called flappers with our helpful educational materials. You will be tested on everything from their inspirations to their lexicon to their accessories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz will assess your knowledge of the following concerning flappers:

  • The previous role for women that inspired their development
  • How World War I and America being on the world-stage helped bring about their existence
  • Behavior associated with flappers
  • Accessories they often sported
  • Some common flapper slang

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about flappers in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding women's role before and after World War I and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the attitudes and values of flappers

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on flappers will prepare you to:

  • Discuss the values that flappers represented for young women
  • Explain how World War I led to a refocusing on the United States and the changing role of women
  • Describe the physical and behavioral characteristics of a flapper
  • Use some traditional flapper slang
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