2. The students will research, list, and illustrate the “firsts” that occurred in the 1920s; e.g., the first Trans-Atlantic flight.
3. The students will answer the following questions:
A. What were the economic, political, and social changes of the 1920s?
B. How was prohibition an outgrowth of the earlier temperance movement?
C. How were the 1920s an age of intolerance toward immigrants and African-Americans?
E. In an essay, defend the statement: Not all Americans enjoyed the fruits of economic prosperity during the 1920s.
4. Research the writings of such African- American writers as Claude McKay and Langston Hughes.
The study of New York State and United States history requires an analysis of the development of American culture, its diversity and multicultural context, and the ways people are unified by many values, practices, and traditions.
The students will uses a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of the necessity for establishing governments; the governmental system of the U.S. and other nations; the U.S. Constitution; the basic civic values of American constitutional democracy; and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship, including avenues of participation.
New York State Core Curriculum in Social Studies