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1 Do Now When you think of a hero, what attributes do you look for? Why?

2 SWBAT learn more about the heroes of the 1920s and how media grew throughout the beginning of the era Objective

3 Charles Lindbergh –First person to fly nonstop from New York to Paris –Did it for a prize of 25,000 dollars –However, he was not one to relish the spotlight –http://player.discovery fm?guidAssetId=DDC5 0BBE-7F A60B- 03C9061C3CA7&blnF romSearch=1&product code=US American Heroes

4 Amelia Earhart First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Also, was the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California ex.cfm?guidAssetId=75CD0AC8-61D CAE9A2AE5310&blnFromSearch=1&pro ductcode=US

5 Babe Ruth –Arguably the greatest baseball player to ever step on the field of play 22 Seasons 714 Home Runs 2217 RBIs ERA: 2.28 –Colossus of Clout, The King of Crash, The Sultan of Swat, The Great Bambino ?guidAssetId=2F297D74-C A258- D8C504D37FDA&blnFromSearch=1&productc ode=US Sports Heroes

6 Gertrude Ederle –Won many Olympic swimming medals –Trained in the Highlands, NJ (Navesink River) –First woman to swim the English Channel –http://player.discoveryeducation.c om/index.cfm?guidAssetId=2F297 D74-C A258- D8C504D37FDA&blnFromSearch =1&productcode=US

7 Do Now Out of all the media growth during the 1920s, which to you think is the most important and why?

8 The Mass Media During this time, the media grew by huge numbers –Newspaper circulation rose by 42% Big paper companies like The New York Times grow whereas the smaller companies shrink Newspaper industries interested in profit: so what type of stories do you think they would most likely print? –Radios owned grew by 16,983% 1896: Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio 1920: Frank Conrad sets up a radio transmitter in his garage and transmits sports scores and recorded music –Radio companies like NBC get their start in this era

9 Movies Number of theatres in the U.S. grow from 5,000 to 22,500 –Movies attended per week grew by 100% First movie with sound was The Jazz Singer, Starring Al Jolson oIEPxA&feature=PlayList&p=38A9396CC EA81FF0&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL &index=12

10 Jazz –Starts in New Orleans in the 1910s –Mix of ragtime and blues Famous Jazz artists: Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong –Duke Ellington: Mood Indigo ated ated –Louis Armstrong: When the Saints Go Marching In The Jazz Age

11 Painting –Georgia OKeeffe: Painted natural objects that seemed almost lifelike Literature –Sinclair Lewis Person who attacks American society and the conformity that goes along with it- Excerpt from Main Street –savorless people, gulping tasteless food, and sitting afterward, coatless and thoughtless, in rocking chairs prickly with inane decorations, listening to mechanical music, saying mechanical things about the excellence of Ford automobiles, and viewing themselves as the greatest race in the world The Arts

12 The Lost Generation Lost Generation: Group of people who reject the quest for material possessions that seemed to occupy many Americans –Sherwood Anderson –Archibald MacLeish –Hart Crane –E.E. Cummings –John Dos Passos –Ernest Hemingway –F. Scott Fitzgerald –Gertrude Stein Which group of people in America do you think that these people influenced?

13 The Harlem Renaissance Harlem: Home of the African American literary awakening –James Weldon Johnson Both political and literary leader –Was Executive Secretary of the NAACP –Wrote about Black struggle in America –Alan Locke Wrote about the growth of the African American culture –Claude McKay Voice against the suffering of African Americans in society

14 The Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes –Poet and short story writer, journalist, playwright –Wrote about the difficulties of being a human, American, and black I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes, But I laugh, and eat well, and grow strong…Tomorrow, Ill be at the table when company comes. Nobodyll dare say to me, eat in the kitchen then. Besides, Theyll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed– I, too, am America. I, Too

15 Follow-Up How do you think the people of the 1920s influenced todays American culture? Why do you think that Americans made them into cultural icons? Would you consider any of these people/groups of people to be heroes? Why?

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