Ch 19: STAAR US History: Arts & Culture

About This Chapter

This chapter makes it possible for you to review concepts related to arts and culture and have fun too! You will encounter brief lessons and self-assessment quizzes to help you prepare to answer similar questions on the STAAR U.S. History exam.

STAAR US History: Arts & Culture - Chapter Summary

The short lessons in this chapter will help you remember arts and culture concepts like the definition of the Tin Pan Alley, history of country and western music, characteristics of the beat generation as well as others for the STAAR U.S. History exam. Short lesson quizzes can help you practice answering questions close to the ones you may see on exam day. In addition to the subjects listed above, this chapter includes these topics:

  • City life in 1920s America
  • American art and literature of the 1920s
  • Artists and poets of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Types of art and culture since 1945
  • The Chicano mural movement
  • Definition of cultural diffusion

Print the worksheets to answer questions on the go. If you have any questions about the lessons or quizzes, send them to the instructors. Don't forget this chapter is mobile-friendly, so you can study anywhere you'd like.

9 Lessons in Chapter 19: STAAR US History: Arts & Culture
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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.

Tin Pan Alley: Definition, History & Composers

4. Tin Pan Alley: Definition, History & Composers

Tin Pan Alley was the music publishing hub in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, and it provided economic security and fame for many of America's greatest composers. Read more about the history of Tin Pan Alley below.

Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

5. Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

In this lesson, we explore the art and culture of post-World War II Western society, from the fledgling television programming to the disparate directions of 20th-century art.

Chicano Mural Movement: Description, Leaders & Impact

6. Chicano Mural Movement: Description, Leaders & Impact

The Chicano mural movement had important impacts when it first appeared, and has continued to shape American art and communities. In this lesson we'll look at this style and see what it means to America.

The Beat Generation: Characteristics of Beat Poetry

7. The Beat Generation: Characteristics of Beat Poetry

It's a movement that began with a howl, and it had a major impact on both poetry and culture in America. In this lesson, we'll cover the Beat Generation and review the defining characteristics of their style.

Country & Western Music: History & Artists

8. Country & Western Music: History & Artists

Folk, Hillbilly, Honky-Tonk; these terms are synonymous with the early years of Country & Western music in the public imagination. This lesson looks at the beginning of the genre in the 1920s through the heyday of the class country sound in the 1960s.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

9. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

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