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Ch 26: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: 1920s America

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In order to prepare properly for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam, utilize this chapter to find great information about 1920s America that will be on the exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: 1920s America - Chapter Summary

Going through these lessons helps you review 1920s culture, art and politics for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam. The lesson topics in this chapter include:

  • American art and pop culture during the 1920s
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • The Lost Generation
  • The Red Scare of the 1920s
  • Prohibition in the 1920s
  • Immigration control indicatives
  • The Ku Klux Klan

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8 Lessons in Chapter 26: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: 1920s America
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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 Art, Pop Culture & Literature of the 1920s

2. 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.

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

3. 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 Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century

4. The Lost Generation: Expatriate Writers of the 20th Century

In this lesson, we will explore the effects of WWI on the American literary community. We will take a look at the Lost Generation of writers, the characteristics of their work and the ways in which they represented post-war attitudes both in the U.S. and abroad.

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

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

8. Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

This lesson explains U.S. immigration controls from 1882 to 1924. It highlights the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892, Ellis Island, and the Immigration Acts of 1917 and 1924.

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