Roaring 20s Media project



The roaring twenties was a time of wealth, luxury and an explosion of innovative entertainment. From the list below choose a topic or figure that had a large impact during this time in U.S. history.

The following needs to be accomplished in the order shown below.

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Determine format exhibit topic
  3. Decide on note-taking style/format
  4. Research, research, research (divvy up topic)
  5. Create a plan/organize project details
  6. Get approval from your humanities teacher
  7. Go for it!
  8. Plan to present in front of class (you should be an expert by then!)


  • 3-5 minutes in length
  • Hook / Intriguing introduction to your presentation
  • LIMITED notes
  • Due date: September 18th and 19th

You will be graded on the following (10pts.)

  • Ability to incorporate research into project
  • Organization / Final product (time spent)
  • Presentation


  • Prohibition
  • Volstead Act
  • Bootlegger
  • Speakeasies
  • Al Capone
  • Elliot Ness
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Flappers
  • Women’s Right to Vote
  • Henry Ford Automobile and assembly line
  • Scopes Monkey Trial
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Howard Carter and King Tut
  • Ziegfeld Follies
  • Josephine Baker
  • Earnest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Bessie Smith
  • First Academy Awards
  • Babe Ruth
  • Lou Gehrig
  • “Shoeless” Joe Jackson
  • Negro Baseball Leagues
  • Black Tuesday and Thursday
  • KKK
  • Technology (appliances)
  • Clothing
  • Media/film


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