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Showing Grade 11, Unit 5, 1920s: The Jazz Age
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Part I: Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990129.stories.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a sound recording of a short radio play about Thomas Edison. The sounds in the story range from the first ever recorded words to diamond discs cut in 1927. Some of these archival artifacts are worn by time and play. But listen and you will hear some of the oldest sound recordings that exist. Standards 2.5, 8.12.9, 10.3.2, and 11.5.6

Comments: You will need Real Audio to hear the recordings.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2410

Part II: Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Thomas Alva Edison

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990205.stories.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Here is a sound recording of the second part of a short radio play about Thomas Edison. The sounds in the story range from the first ever recorded words to diamond discs cut in 1927. Some of these archival artifacts are worn by time and play. But listen and you will hear some of the oldest sound recordings that exist anywhere. Standards 2.5, 8.12.9, 10.3.2, and 11.5.6

Comments: You need Read Audio to hear the recordings at this site.

Resource Type: Sound or Music.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2411

Prohibition and Temperance

http://college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_071600_prohibitiona.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Why did the United States have a prohibition movement, and enact prohibition? The leaders of the prohibition movement were alarmed at the drinking behavior of Americans, and they were concerned that there was a culture of drink among some sectors of the population. They hoped to change this with prohibition. Look through the primary source material, cartoons and other information at this site to see if they succeeded. Standards 11.3.1 and 11.5.3

Comments: The Temperance Movement gives insight into the power of religion to influence social policy.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2538

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/coolhome.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. Standards 11.5.1, 11.5.6, and 11.5.7

Comments: There is a great deal of material here but it is well organized so users will be able to find the primary sources easily.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2544

Scopes Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The early 1920's found social patterns in chaos.Traditionalists, the older Victorians, worried that everything valuable was ending. Younger modernists no longer asked whether society would approve of their behavior, only whether their behavior met the approval of their intellect. Intellectual experimentation flourished. Americans danced to the sound of the Jazz Age, showed their contempt for alcoholic prohibition, debated abstract art and Freudian theories. Standards 11.5.2 and 12.10

Comments: This is one of the excellent cases at the Univeristy of Missouri Law School site.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2713

Tennessee v John Scopes: The "Monkey Trial" 1925

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/scopes.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The early 1920's found social patterns in chaos. Victorian Traditionalists were worried that everything valuable was ending. Younger modernists no longer cared whether society would approve of their behavior. Experimentation flourished. Americans danced to the sound of the Jazz Age, showed their contempt for alcoholic prohibition, debated abstract art and Freudian theories. In a response to the new social patterns set in motion by modernism, a wave of revivalism developed, becoming especially strong in the American South. Who would dominate American culture--the modernists or the traditionalists? Journalists were looking for a showdown, and they found one in a Dayton, Tennessee courtroom in the summer of 1925... Learn about this famous trial and the perspectives of people on each side of the debate. Standards 11.5.2 and 11.3.2

Comments: This site by Doug Linder at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School has fascinating primary sources, biographies and court records.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2942

The 1920s

http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1920.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site provides information on both the positive and negative sides of the 1920s. There is a timeline with the list of key events by year. Standard 11.5.0

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2958

The Hindenburg Disaster

http://history1900s.about.com/homework/history1900s/library/weekly/aa102600a.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This About.com site has a very complete article on the Hindenburg Disaster with information on the storm the night of the disaster, the radio broadcast, and pictures of the event. Also included is information on the design and history of airships or dirigibles. Standard 11.5.7

Comments: This topic is not directly related to the standards for the 1930's but gives an important perspective on society in that era.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3028

What is Jazz?

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Learn the differences among the styles of jazz including blues, cool jazz, bebop, and swing. Learn about and listen to clips from major jazz artists. Standards 11.5.5 and 11.8.8

Comments: Fabulous PBS site gives history, timeline, and plenty of other information regarding Jazz.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3447

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote (1920)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=63

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote after decades of difficult struggle, agitation, and protest. Between 1878, when the amendment was first introduced in Congress, and August 18, 1920, when it was ratified, champions of voting rights for women worked tirelessly, but strategies for achieving their goal varied. Some pursued a strategy of passing suffrage acts in each state--nine western states adopted woman suffrage legislation by 1912. Others challenged male-only voting laws in the courts. Militant suffragists used tactics such as parades, silent vigils, and hunger strikes. The National Archives' Digital Classroom Teaching With Documents project has a lesson called Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment at http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/woman_suffrage/woman_suffrage.html Standards 11.5.4 and 11.10.7

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 16

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