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Ch 33: NES: The Roaring 20s in America

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As you prepare for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam, use these lessons to review the American economics and politics of the 1920s. Study the art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance as well as eugenics and nativism.

NES: The Roaring 20s in America - Chapter Summary

Get ready to take the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. This chapter includes a series of short, engaging lesson videos that will help you improve your understanding of the politics, economics and culture of America in the 1920s. Each lesson is taught by a professional instructor who will review with you:

  • Consumerism, the stock market and economic shifts of the 1920s
  • Transitions, corruptions and the Teapot Dome Scandal of 1920s politics
  • The results of the 18th amendment and prohibition
  • Artist, poets, authors and music of the Harlem Renaissance
  • The Ku Klux Klan, eugenics, nativism and the Red Scare

Qualified educators developed these lessons in order to provide you with comprehensive information on the roaring 20s in America. In addition to these animated videos, the lessons include written transcripts and quizzes. Visit the Dashboard area to monitor your progress or to submit a question to the experts.

NES: The Roaring 20s in America Objectives

Most likely you have signed up to take the National Evaluation Series (NES): Middle Grades Social Science exam because you are seeking certification as a middle school social science teacher. On test day, you will be asked to answer 150 multiple-choice questions in a 180-minute testing session. One-half of these questions will assess your understanding of history, including the events of the Roaring 20s.

5 Lessons in Chapter 33: NES: The Roaring 20s in America
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American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

1. American Economy in the 1920s: Consumerism, Stock Market & Economic Shift

In this lesson we will learn about the American economy throughout the 1920s. We will explore the role of consumerism and the stock market during this time, and we will learn how the prosperity of the decade came to a crashing halt.

American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

2. American Politics in the 1920s: Transition, Corruption & the Teapot Dome Scandal

Americans looked forward to the start of a new decade in 1920. They also looked for a president that would ease their fears and return the nation to 'normal,' but big business and corruption would come to symbolize politics of the decade.

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

3. 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.

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

4. 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 Ku Klux Klan, Eugenics and Nativism: Definition, Movement & Social Reactions

5. The Ku Klux Klan, Eugenics and Nativism: Definition, Movement & Social Reactions

The decade of the 1920s saw older, traditional values of American society challenged by the rapidly changing Modern Age. Elements of the nation reacted to such change with fear. Develop an understanding of the reborn Ku Klux Klan, the eugenics movement and nativist sentiments of the 1920s.

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