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2 Traditionalism vs. Modernism HOT ROC- What is the difference between a traditionalist and a modernist? Discuss

3 The Growing Divide Urban Attractions: –Factory & Office jobs –Higher wages –Diversity –Entertainment –Etc. Rural Problems: –Export demands dropped after WWI leading to lower income

4 Changing Values Traditionalists –Felt attacked by modernists –Generally lived in small- town –Increased religious fundamentalism Modernists –Viewed some traditionalists as backwards –Excited by city life –Exposed to new ideas, music, and social values

5 New Vocab Word: Prohibition - A ban on the production and sale of alcohol (18 th Amendment) –Volstead Act: Enforcement of the 18 th Amendment. –Spells out that all alcohol will be illegal, not just in saloons and sets up all the details of when and how alcohol is prohibited.

6 Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate Your group will be discussing three opinions on 1920s social issues from the perspective of either a traditionalist or a modernist. As you develop your groups response to each statement, be sure to provide historic evidence to support your argument.

7 Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate Follow these steps to prepare for the discussion: 1. Prepare your arguments. –Review the content from Chapter 29 on your assigned viewpoint –Assign one of the topics to each group member 2. Debate –Each topic will be addressed in speed rounds –Winner of the topic will be voted on by the moderator –At the end of the round, the moderator will raise card to indicate to class which side won that round –Some sentence starters: As traditionalists/modernists, my group... My group agrees/disagrees with your group because Notes –Add to your STAR notes any important points you didnt get –Or, add questions to your left-hand margin

8 Traditionalism vs. Modernism Debate Topics Opinion A (Section 29.3) Young people today are totally out of control. Opinion B (Section 29.4) Prohibition has done more harm than good. Opinion C (Section 29.5) Both evolution and creationism should be taught in the classroom.

9 Example As a traditionalist, my group… As a modernist, my group… +1 for a key fact Counterargument: My group disagrees with your group because… +1 for a valid argument Counterargument: My group disagrees with your group because… +1 for a valid argument +1 for a key fact +1 for a valid argument +1 for a key fact +1 for an ideal


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