Reading Through History is proud to present “The Roaring Twenties”.  Your complete “go-to” source for all things that happened in the 1920s!

“The Roaring Twenties” includes 159 pages of student activities related to
the significant events and major figures of the 1920s. The workbook is divided into ten complete units and includes answer keys for each activity. This resource is tailor-made for any U.S. History teacher in need of information or student activities related to the 1920s. This resource manual is sure to be a perfect fit for any classroom, middle school or above, in need of resources for the 1920s, Prohibition, or the Harlem Renaissance. There are 38 reading lessons in all, and each has several pages of student activities to accompany the reading, including multiple choice questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary exercises, and student response essay questions. Topics include Isolationism, the Red Scare, speakeasies, bootleggers, flappers, the Tea Pot Dome Scandal, the Scopes Trial, Langston Hughes, F. Scott Fitzgerald and much more!

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are five separate lessons dealing with the “Noble Experiment” of prohibition and the unintended consequences. The lessons include the Temperance Movement, Speakeasies, Bootleggers, Al Capone and Organized Crime, and the Repeal of the 18th Amendment. For each lesson there is a one or two page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are five separate lessons dealing with political and social issues in America. The lessons include Isolationism, the Red Scare, Nativism, Labor Unrest, and the Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. For each lesson there is a one or two page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (150 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are three separate lessons dealing with President Warren G. Harding and President Calvin Coolidge. The lessons include a biography of each president and their achievements as well as a reading focusing on the scandals of the Harding administration. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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This is a five lesson unit by Reading Through History documenting the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance. In this unit there are one or two page readings dealing with the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Marcus Garvey. There are three pages of student activities to accompany each of the readings. The student activities include multiple choice questions, a student response essay question, a guided reading activity, and vocabulary activities.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (150 minute total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are three separate lessons dealing with the legendary Jazz performers of the era. The first lesson covers the life and musical influence of Louis Armstrong. The second lesson explains Duke Ellington’s rise to fame as a performer and composer, while the third describes the rise and fall of the Cotton Club in Harlem. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are three separate lessons dealing with the introduction of electricity, mass production, and the rise of radio in America. The first lesson covers the impact of the electrification of America. The next two lessons cover the impact of mass production and advertising during the 1920s and the impact of radio. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with the shifts in American culture during the decade. The lessons include flappers, the changing dynamics of the American family, the rise of fundamentalism, and the Scopes Trial. For each lesson there is a one or two page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are three separate lessons dealing with the rise of the automobile and the airline industry during the 1920s. The first lesson covers the impact of Henry Ford’s Model T and the assembly line process on America. The next two lessons cover the rise of the airline industry and the impact of Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight in 1927. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are three separate lessons dealing with notable authors and poets of the 1920s. The lessons include F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Great Gatsby, Ernest Hemingway, and a lesson covering other well-known authors and poets of the decade. Other authors mentioned include Sinclair Lewis, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ezra Pound, and William Faulkner. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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This is part of Reading Through History’s unit covering the Roaring Twenties. In this download there are four separate lessons dealing with the rise of popular entertainment in the 1920s. The first lesson covers the impact of the movie industry and popular dance crazes in the 1920s. The next three lessons cover the impact of sports on the decade, with lessons covering Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones. For each lesson there is a one page reading activity followed by reading comprehension questions, guided reading activities, vocabulary activities, student summaries, and a student response essay question.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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