Ch 51: NMTA Social Science: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929)

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Our videos can show you the events and activities of the 1920s in America. These lessons offer an in-depth look at a period of American history that you'll be asked about on the NES Social Science exam, which New Mexico now uses in place of the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929) - Chapter Summary

Watch these quick lessons to learn all about life in the U.S. in the 1920s, including economic and political issues, major groups and events, to help you prepare for the NMTA Social Science exam. You'll be ready to answer questions on this period of U.S. history after watching videos on:

  • City life and values of the 1920s in America
  • Consumerism and the stock market of the 1920s
  • The Teapot Dome Scandal and corruption
  • Prohibition and the 18th Amendment
  • Pop culture and literature
  • Ku Klux Klan and reactions to it
  • Red Scare causes and events

The lessons in this chapter feature fun graphics and animations to bring the roaring '20s to life. Videos are short, about 5-10 minutes long, but provide a comprehensive study of all the important events and changes of this period of history. Each lesson is taught by a subject expert, so you'll get accurate and useful info presented in a fun and engaging format to aid your preparation for the NMTA Social Science exam.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929) Chapter

The NMTA Social Science exam is a multiple-choice test used in New Mexico as part of the teacher licensure process. It has five domains that cover history, geography, government and economics. The Roaring 20s chapter can be used to help you prepare for the U.S. history content domain, which covers 25% of the exam. We offer self-assessment quizzes with each lesson, so you can get comfortable with the format of the questions on the test while you check your knowledge of the material.

7 Lessons in Chapter 51: NMTA Social Science: The Roaring 20s (1920-1929)
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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.

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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 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.

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

6. 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.

The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

7. The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

The Red Scare of the early 1920s would not be the last. During this time, post-WWI America felt vulnerable and turned its fear on a perceived leftist or 'Red' threat. This lesson will help you to develop an understanding of the Red Scare of the 1920s.

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