Lesson Plan : The Flapper: The Modern Woman

Teacher Name:
 Miss Brianna Perna
Grade:
 Grade 11-12
Subject:
 Social Studies

Topic:
 One of the Golden ages of American History is the time period of the 1920s. So many wonderful changes occurred in the twenties but one of the greatest was the evolving of the female race. This set the stage to what was now socially acceptable even today. I would like to focus in on this new women and how she became a symbol of the 1920s. This lesson will stimulate the student's minds to see the influence of the 1920s on modern culture.
Objectives:
 By the end of this lesson students should have an understanding of the flapper and the double standards between men and women. Also, they will have a general understanding of the air in the 1920s. This is important because it opened the door for a wide range of new behaviors and a way of life.
Materials:
 I will be using advertisements taken from this anthology of compiled advertisements and also some images from the internet to give the class an idea of what the flappers dressed like. I would hook my laptop up to a screen projector so I could share my screen with the class to take notes from. I can also reinforce with a PowerPoint. There will also be art supplies and paper to construct the posters.
Introduction:
 For about 5 minutes, to get the students focused on the activity I will start by showing some 1920s advertisements and have my students point out the primary differences and similarities to today.
Development:
 For about 20 minutes, the students will be discussing the topic and advertisements as a class with myself as a moderator. I will lecture with a PowerPoint while providing visual pictures from the 1920s because a picture says a thousand words and will reinforce what I am lecturing to the class.
Practice:
 The students will now break off into groups for about 10 minutes and fill in a worksheet created by me which will be divided into four sections each entitled: 1. What was now Socially acceptable? 2. Double Standards 3. What was the statement being made? 4. Connecting it to today We will then reconvene as a class and see what everyone came up with.
Accommodations:
 For two my 504 students, they will be allotted more time for the poster activity and can stay after a few extra minutes for the assessment exercise if need be but must come and discuss their progress with me first. My ESL student can meet with me before or after school if they have any questions on the lesson so I can make it more understandable to them. As for the IEP student, I would take a different path and give them alternate materials for them to look at, if they need extra guidance I would provide them with study materials and test preps.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will each create their own poster conveying a 1920s advertisement or promoting a key aspect of 1920s culture. What ever is not finished in class can be finished at home and bought back later in the week. This will show that the students understand what was taught in a visual sense. Key points should be put on the poster as well as things we discussed in class.
Closure:
 I will offer extra help after this lesson and any other one. We can close by discussing what we did not know and what we learned not only from the lesson but people's personal experiences as well. If anyone has anything to add that I may not have covered then they could present it now.
Teacher Reflections:
 What area(s) of thinking did the lesson cover? -Knowledge define, memorize, repeat, record, list, recall, name, relate -Comprehension restate, summarize, discuss, describe, explain, express, identify, locate -Application exhibit, solve, interview, simulate, apply, demonstrate, dramatize, illustrate -Analysis interpret, classify, differentiate, compare, organize, contrast, dissect, inventory -Synthesis compose, plan, propose, produce, generalize, formulate, systemize, create -Evaluation judge, assess, measure, appraise, estimate, infer, score, predict, revise, conclude I feel as though this lesson was a matter of application. Rather than just lecturing and having the students copy notes. They applied it to discussions, posters, and even themselves. The best way to present this lesson is to cover it visually so the students can look as well as listen.

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