A Social Gathering of 1920s Luminaries

Our last assignment before Spring Break… We’re preparing for the Monday we return from Spring Break!

YOU WILL WANT TO COMPLETELY PREPARE THIS WEEK SO THAT YOU’RE READY TO JAZZ IT UP ON MONDAY 4/3 WHEN WE RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK! IF YOU WANT TO BRING IN YOUR MATERIALS THIS WEEK, YOU CAN STORE THEM IN YOUR LOCKER OR MY CLASSROOM SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FORGETTING THEM ON  MONDAY 4/3.

You will be assigned a role in English class!

Here is the GoogleDoc for this learning experience!

Here is the GoogleDoc for the writing non-negotiables.

Find more resources on the Roaring Twenties page.


Learning Targets:


The 1920s was known for great personalities – and you will be one of them at a social gathering when we return from Spring Break on Monday, April 3rd. Monday will be a combined class/switch day!

To prepare for the event, your task is to develop a  FIRST-PERSON BIOGRAPHY (two to three well-written and complete paragraphs; written from the perspective of the person; using first-person pronouns) that discusses your achievements IN THE 20S  AND why you are such an important figure from the 1920s.  

You must include a PRIMARY SOURCE QUOTE in your first-person biography and use it to tell part of your impact as a “luminary” in the 20s.

You should also bring in a PICTURE of yourself (preferably the size of a mask) AND one ARTIFACT (real, fake, printed, etc., but NOT your photo) that tells something about yourself and your impact on society during the decade.

You must also include a SAYING or PHRASE (real or made up) that summarizes your importance. 

Consider researching and learning your luminary’s signature, too, if they have a famous autograph! Be prepared give autographs as your luminary!

You must also post your luminary’s NAME, IMAGE and SAYING or PHRASE on the appropriate ONLINE BOARD by this Friday, March 17th, before we leave for Spring Break. Also include your real name and English section with your post. Links to the ONLINE BOARD are posted below.

Check out some examples to help – Taft is Calvin Coolidge, and here are the artifacts. Doc has played Dorothy Parker in the past. Notice that our content RESOURCES are CITED … (and you can use one or two resources – that’s enough.  We would go with History Channel or a quick search for a bio. Focus on the 20s!)

Use the links on both Taft’s and Doc’s websites to help you find more information about your individual.  Remember – discuss your IMPACT and how you represent one of the themes of the 1920s!  You can also spice up your discussions on Monday after Spring Break with some neato 20s lingo.

Lino Boards — post before the end of the school day on Friday 3/17! Remember, Monday 4/3 will be a combined classes/switch day! Post on the board designated for when you will have American Studies on Monday 4/3.

8:20-9:30 American Studies

9:55-11:05 American Studies

12:45-1:55 American Studies