Lesson details


Social Studies

English Language Arts



Early 20th Century

Inquiry-Based Literacy

Reading - Informational Text


Acknowledge/value thinking

Determine disciplinary tool and develop plan

Develop inquiry plan

Employ a critical stance

Examine context to broaden inquiry

Gather/evaluate information from primary/secondary sources

Language, Craft and Structure-Select/employ craft techniques

Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions

Meaning and Context-Analyze/evaluate credibility/accuracy of information

Meaning and Context-Cite evidence to support analysis

Meaning and Context-Engage in a range of collaborative discussions

Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium

Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary

Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing

Organize/categorize information

The Twenties

Recommended Technology: 
  • Internet access, computer, tablets/iPads, or personal devices
  • Applications for sharing work with fellow group/class members (Padlet, Evernote, etc.)
  • Applications for drawing, creating graphics (Apple Notes, One Note, Adobe Sketch, etc.)
  • Applications for presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.)
Other instructional materials or notes: 

Please Note - The South Carolina textbook is an excellent reference to use when completing this project.

The Roaring Arts

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will research and analyze changes across the nation and in South Carolina during the 1920’s. They will then in small groups prepare exhibits for a “Roaring Arts Museum”.  The museum will contain exhibits representing: prohibition; Harlem Renaissance, Southern Literary Renaissance, Musical Revolution; fashion, fads, and trends; mass media; and trouble following World War I. 

The overall challenge will be to create and exhibit that is multi-media, representative of the topic, and provides its effects on life today. Each small group will be given a challenge card with guiding questions to be addressed related to their topic.

Essential Question: 

How did the 1920s change America?

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Lesson created by:
Hannah Baker
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