Unit 25 – The Roaring 20’s
Clinton Middle School
6th Grade Social Studies
Social Studies – American History
Layer: Choose 1 assignment for each objective. Due date: ________
1 (Section 1 Notes): Outline the reasons for economic prosperity in
Create a cause and effect chart regarding the prosperous economy RUBRIC
Make a commercial advertising a popular consumer good of the time,
reasons they should buy it, and ways to be able to afford it RUBRIC
2 (Section 2 Notes): Describe the new ways of life in the U.S. during
Textbook Page 685.
In a t-chart, explain the affects of the automobile on the country. One
side should describe what it was like before the automobile, and the
other side with it.
3 (Section 2 Notes): Explain the effects of Prohibition on the nation.
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper in either support for or
against Prohibition. Be sure to give the argument of both sides and
explain why your side is better for the country. You must include how
prohibition affected the lives of people during the 1920s. RUBRIC
4 (Section 3 Notes): Recognize the cultural changes in the 1920’s.
You are to choose one of the following – a filmmaker, musician, writer,
athlete, or someone else who greatly affected the culture of the 20’s at
the teacher’s discretion – and write 2-3 paragraphs
explaining what they did and why it was important and/or is still
important today. 1 BONUS point for using someone that is not in the
5 (Section 4 Notes): Understand the problems leading up to the Great
Write a letter to a friend describing at least 3 of the fears/problems
going on the country.
Textbook Page 697, questions #6 and #7
6 (All Sections): Students should know key terms and people from the
Ch. 25 Review – Do the sections “Define These Terms” & “Explore
Create a list of 15 terms and people and explain the importance of each
in 2-3 sentences
Complete Terms and People Quiz in OIS for Chapter 25
Layer: Complete the required assignment, then choose 1 assignment. Due:
Participate in speakeasy activity *Required
With no more than one other person, prepare a speech, present a
document, sing a song, or reenact a popular movie scene from this
Create a PowerPoint about 5 key people and/or events related to 1920’s RUBRIC
Answer the follow questions from the film The Roaring Twenties.
What did the movie include from the era that you know is
true. What was offered by the movie that was historically
incorrect? Prepare to discuss with the teacher.
A Layer: Choose 1 assignment. Due Date: _____
A Layer assignments (unless otherwise noted) should be 1 page in
length, double-spaced, 12 pt. font size, in Times New Roman font, and MUST
be turned in to OIS.
Choose one of the issues or events described in the chapter and draw a
political cartoon expressing your own view about it. On the back, write
1-2 paragraphs explaining the cartoon and your viewpoint.
Do you agree or disagree that the minimum drinking age should be 21?
Use evidence to back your opinion.
_____ Why do you think we still have the problems today that society did when leading up to the Great Depression? (Section 4 Notes)