- The slow death of prohibition - 21 March 2012
"In some parts of the United States prohibition never ended - but how much longer can the remaining "dry" counties stay alcohol-free?"
- A Guide to the Roaring Twenties
"The 1920s were a time of great change for America and Western Europe. During the Roaring 20s, America saw jazz music flourish,
women coming into their own, and the stock market crashing. It also saw huge industrial growth and a break from the traditions that dominated the country before World War I."
the Wars (chenowith.k12.or.us)
1920's: Gangsters, Prohibition, Jazz Age
1930's: Great Depression, Dust Bowl, New Deal
INTERACTIVE activities :
Activities TO PRINT :
Al Capone (historyonthenet.com)
"An illustrated blank 'Wanted Poster' with spaces for pupils to
write about Al Capone, prohibition and the St Valentine's Day massacre."
Lesson plans :
Goal of this lesson:
'To reconstruct the typical elements in life during the Roaring Twenties
in the United States.'
Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s
Temperance and Prohibition
Jazz Age Culture...
Capone Webquest (my-english-courses.com)
Click on "Terminales".
"In this adventure, you will travel back in history to the years
The Roaring Twenties, Prohibition or Black Tuesday are the expressions
you might come across....
You will be studying this time period by focusing on the conflicting
lifestyles of Al Capone and Eliot Ness..."
1920's and Its Excesses: A Web Quest (website.lineone.net)
"The 1920's in America was a period of opulence and excess.
Our romantic image of the Jazz Age (Roaring Twenties) is heightened
by the images of flappers, pin striped suits, Model T's, the Charleston,
Prohibition, and Speakeasies.
The Task :
How were such romantic excesses of the Jazz Age reported at the time?
In order to answer these questions you must know the culture of the
day, "live" the times, and "become" the people.
As reporters for a Jazz Age newspaper, you and your classmates will
be able to assume the identities of '20s correspondents. Your task will
be to report the news as it happened."
Webquest ( chs.fuhsd.org)
"The purpose of the webquest is to give you a flavor of life
in the 1920’s."
"You will need to research the history of Prohibition,
its effectiveness and other results of the 18th Amendment..."
Great Gatsby WebQuest (breauxclassroom.wordpress.com)
"Was the 1920's a time of decline for the American Dream, or was
it a time for the dream to be transformed?"
GREAT GATSBY - THE JAZZ AGE: THE 1920's WEBQUEST (granbyhs.nps.k12.va.us)
"THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays the life of the
wealthy during the Jazz Age (the Roaring Twenties).
The 1920s era evokes images of flappers, racoon coats, the Charleston,
These images, however, reflect only a small part of life in this decade.
What was life in the 1920's really like? On what people, events, and
activities does Fitzgerald base THE GREAT GATSBY? In order to get the
most out of the novel, you need to understand the culture of that era.
Therefore, your job is to prepare a "special limited edition"
guidebook, make a Power Point presentation, or write a documented research
paper describing life in the '20's as it really was."
Cinema / TV series :
Prohibition Years (mikemckiernan)
"Tommyguns, bootleg booze, dance hall girls and Al Capone.
These were the "Roaring Twenties", the beginning of the mob...
and the Gangster Film."
Al Capone - The Cotton Club - Bugsy Malone - Scarface - Once Upon a
Time in America - The Untouchables...
before and during Prohibition were very influential. (library.thinkquest.org)
- Constitutional Prohibition of the Consumption of Alcohol (1919-1933)