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Ch 17: The Roaring 20s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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To prepare for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test, refresh your knowledge of America in the 1920s. The lessons in this chapter use videos and interactive quizzes to help you review this time period in U.S. history.

The Roaring 20s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter will detail the status of America in the 1920s with emphases on the economy, politics, and culture. Through short, informative video lessons, the following subjects are covered:

  • Shifts in the American economy
  • Corruption, scandals, and transitions in American politics
  • Prohibition and the 18th Amendment
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Nativism, the Ku Klux Klan, and Eugenics

In addition to viewing the engaging videos, be sure to take the interactive quizzes at the end of each lesson. These quizzes will help you determine how well you grasp the information and will provide you with practice following the format of the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science exam.

The Roaring 20s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

The ORELA Middle Grades Social Science test is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions spread among four different content domains, with 50% of the questions centered on the history field. One of the objectives of the history questions is to demonstrate an understanding of developments in the United States from 1877-1929. Within this objective, you may be asked about the major political, social, cultural, and economic developments throughout the 1920s. Specifically, some of the potential content of the exam includes women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Harlem Renaissance, all subjects covered in this chapter.

Familiarizing yourself with the history concepts detailed in this chapter will better enable you to answer relative questions on the exam. Also, utilizing the self-assessments at the end of each lesson will help you practice answering questions in the same manner as you will on the exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Roaring 20s - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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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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