Ch 13: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 13: The Roaring Life of the 20s

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The Roaring Life of the 20s chapter of this McDougal Littell The Americans textbook companion course helps students learn the essential American history lessons of life in the 1920s. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Roaring Life of the 20s textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell The Americans The Roaring Life of the 20s chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the 1920s lifestyle topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • American culture and city life in the 1920s
  • Prohibition and the 18th amendment
  • Organized crime in the 1920s
  • The Scottsboro trials and the Scopes trial
  • The 1920s woman
  • The role of schools and mass media in the shaping of 1920s culture
  • The Lindbergh flight
  • Art, literature and pop culture in the 1920s
  • The biography and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway's style and works
  • The NAACP and UNIA in the 1920s
  • Art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance
  • The Jazz Age

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9 Lessons in Chapter 13: McDougal Littell The Americans Chapter 13: The Roaring Life of the 20s
1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

1. 1920s American Culture: City Life & Values

The 1920s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the 1920s. We will compare urban values with those of rural locations and see how urban culture became a symbol of the decade as a whole.

Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

2. Prohibition of the 1920s: Definition, 18th Amendment & Results

The 18th Amendment outlawed all alcohol in the United States. The prohibition era defined a decade and the people of a modernizing America. In this lesson, develop an understanding of prohibition and the 18th Amendment.

American Organized Crime of the 1920s

3. American Organized Crime of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will learn about American organized crime during the 1920s. We will explore what brought about increased organized crime during this time, and we will identify the key figures and events associated with this theme.

The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

4. The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance

In this lesson, we will examine two important legal cases: the Scopes 'Monkey' Trial and the Scottsboro Trials. We will highlight the events surrounding the cases, and explore the impact they had on American society.

American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

5. American Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

In this lesson, we will examine the art, literature and popular culture associated with the 1920s. We will identify several key terms and figures related to the culture of the period, and understand them in historical context.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

6. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the defining American novels: 'The Great Gatsby.' Yet, his personal life was tumultuous and filled with struggles. In this lesson, we'll explore his major works and his life story.

Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

7. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style

American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.

Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

8. Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music

In this lesson, we will learn about an artistic and intellectual movement called the Harlem Renaissance. We will identify the major figures associated with the movement and identify their contributions.

The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

9. The Jazz Age: Developments in Music and Literature

In this lesson, we explore the music and literature of one of the more vibrant periods of 20th-century society and Western culture: the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

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