1920ís PowerPoint Presentations
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties/Jazz Age.†† The fast paced living of the time promised the realization of the American Dream for anyone that was willing to work for the pot of gold!† The 20s decade was marked by greater prosperity and freedom for the average citizen.† It brought about Prohibition, leading to illegal activities like bootlegging and speak-easies; and the growth of materialism, symbolized by the advent of the automobile and popular fads.† This decade was like a wild ride on a great roller coaster, the ascent marked by the gay, thoughtless hilarity of passengers worshiping material wealth as the holy shrine to happiness. You and your group members will prepare and present a PowerPoint presentation based on a segment of society from the 1920ís.† The presentations will be based on the following:
1. Role of Women
3. Sports Mania
4. Changing Consumer Habits / Fashions (Advertisement, radio, magazine etc.)
5. Advent of the Movies
6. New Forms of Transportation
7. Harlem Renaissance and Jazz
8. Heroes (other than sports)
10. Family Life
These questions need to be answered during your presentation
1. Who were the instrumental people?
2. How did the changes transform society?
3. How did changes create tensions in society?
Was there social tension?
††††††††††† Between Young/Old
††††††††††† Between Urban/Rural
††††††††††† Between Poor/Rich
You will need at least 7 slides in your presentation.
1.†††††††† Each slide should have a picture that relates to the thought you are trying to convey.
2. Music needs to be incorporated into your PowerPoint because music makes the presentation much more effective.† Have the music on a separate CD.
††††††††††† 3.†††††††† Also, you need to use clear, concise language to describe your idea(s) and articulate important information.
Begin your research using your text first.† 2nd use the handouts I give you that contain information on your topic.† 3rd use the library texts and the web.† Collaboration time outside of school will be needed.
Your goal is a 10 minute presentation.
All group members must play a part in the presentation. There will be 3 to a group selected by you.†
You and your group are the experts and teachers of your topic.† Make sure you do a thorough job of teaching and engaging your fellow classmates.
The Date of your presentation is ________________________.
Power Point Quality †††††††††† 15 pts.
Quality of Info Presented†† 20 pts.
Library Preparation††††††††††††† 10 pts.
Individual Oral††††††††††††††††††††† 15 pts.
Matrix†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10 pts.
Total†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 70 pts.
In honor of this exciting and decadent time, we invite all of you sheiks and shebas to an authentic 20s lawn party at the Ritzy Amore Palace (Small Gym). This swanky hour of fun includes food (BBQ lunch you pay for ahead of time) and entertainment provided through student run showcases, Jazz Music by our school band, fashions show and may some dancing. Spiffy 20s attire is required for the hotsy-totsy affair. Girls come as flappers, hoofers, or gold diggers; guys come as lounge lizards, drugstore cowboys, or as a big cheese. Consider dressing as a character from the Great Gatsby.†† You can also choose to dress as famous people from the 20s.† Movie stars, Sports Stars, Heroes of the 20s.† (Appropriate dress and common sense required please. Gangster attire is fine, but leave the weapons at home!!!).
The following few pages include a list of ideas for 1920s attire, appropriate 20s slang that could really jazz up your presentation and the grading rubric for the powerpoint presentation.
Suggested Ideas for dressing 20s Style
Long scarves tied around mid-chest
Drop waist dresses
Long pleated dress w/ a tie at hip level
Short baby doll dresses
Pleated skirts with sweater pulled down
Dressing like a man
Fur lined coats
Jewelry likes from Titanic (antique) and long strings of beads/pearls
Straight dresses (tunic-like)
SHOES:† short-stalk heel, bows, square toed, ankle boots
HATS:† Helmut-type, knit cap, flips up in front, band around head, feather boas
Zoot suit (baggy pants with oversized jacket and chain)
Knickers (golfer look)
Straight leather jackets
Bow, scarf, thin
†Ab-so-lute-ly - affirmative
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
Attaboy - well done!; also Attagirl!
Baby - sweetheart. Also denotes something of high value or respect.
Balled Up - confused, messed up
Baloney - nonsense!
Bearcat - a hot-blooded or fiery girl
Beat it - scram or get lost
Beat one's gums - idle chatter
Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Beef - a complaint or to complain
Beeswax - business, i.e. None of your beeswax."
Bell bottom - a sailor
Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries."
Big Cheese - The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot
Big six - a strong man; from auto advertising, for the new and powerful; six cylinder engines
Bird - general term for a man or woman, sometimes meaning "odd," i.e. "What a funny old bird."
Bluenose - An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse."
Bootleg - illegal liquor
Breezer - an convertible car
Bronx Cheer - A loud spluttering noise, used to indicate disapproval. Same as raspberry
Bull - (1) a policeman or law-enforcement officer including FBI (2) nonsense (3) to chat idly, to exaggerate
Bull Session - gossip
Bum's rush - ejection by force from an establishment
Bump Off - To murder, To kill
Caper - a criminal act or robbery
Carry a Torch - To have a crush on someone
Cash - a kiss
Cat's Meow - Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee's knees; The best or greatest, wonderful.
Cat's Pajamas - Same as cat's meow
Chassis - the female body
Cheaters - Eyeglasses
Clam - a dollar
Copacetic - Wonderful, fine, all right
Crush - An infatuation
Dame - a female
Dapper - a Flapper's dad
Darb - An excellent person or thing (as in "the Darb" - a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check)
Dead soldier - an empty bear bottle (prohibition)
Deb - an debutant
Dogs - feet
Doll - an attractive woman
Dolled up - dressed up
Don't know from nothing - don't have any information
Don't take any wooden nickels - Don't do anything stupid
Double-cross - to cheat, stab in the back
Dough - money
Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls
Dry up - shut up, get lost
Ducky - very good
Dumb Dora - a stupid female
Earful - enough
Edge - intoxication, a buzz. i.e. "I've got an edge."
Egg - a person who lives the big life
Fall Guy - Victim of a frame
Fire extinguisher - a chaperone
Fish -(1) a college freshman, (2) a first timer in prison
Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan
Flivver - a Model T; after 1928, could mean any old broken down car
Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts & shorter hair
Fly boy - a glamorous term for an aviator
Frame - To give false evidence , to set up someone
Gams - A woman's legs
Get a wiggle on - get a move on, get going
Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol
Gin Mill - An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar
Glad rags - "going out on the town" clothes
Gold Digger - A woman who associates with or marries a man for his wealth
Goofy - in love
Handcuff - an engagement ring
Hard Boiled - a tough, strong guy
Hayburner - (1) a gas guzzling car (2) a horse one loses money on
Heebie-Jeebies - The jitters
High-Hat - To snub
Hit on all sixes - to perform 100 per cent; as "hitting on all six cyclinders"
Hooch - Bootleg liquor
Hood - hoodlum
Hoofer - Dancer
Horsefeathers! - an expletive ; same usage as applesauce
Hotsy - Totsy - Pleasing
Iron - a motorcycle
Jack - money
Jake - OK, as in , "Everything is Jake."
Jalopy - Old car
Jane - any female
Java - coffee
Jitney - a car employed as a private bus. Fare was usually five cents; also called a "nickel"
Joe - coffee
John - a toilet
Joint - an establishment
Juice Joint - a speakeasy
Joint - A club, usually selling alcohol
Keen - Attractive or appealing
Kisser - Mouth
Left holding the bag - (1) to be cheated out of one's fair share (2) to be blamed for something
Level with me - be honest
Live wire - a lively person
Middle Aisle - To marry
Mrs. Grundy - A priggish or extremely tight-laced person
Nifty - great, excellent
"Now you're on the trolley!" - Now you've got it, now you're right!
Nobody Home - Describes some one who is dumb
On the lam - fleeing from police
On the level - legitimate, honest
On the up and up - on the level
Orchid - an expensive item
Ossified - a drunk person
Owl - a person who's out late
Palooka (1) a below-average or average boxer (2) a social outsider, from the comic strip character Joe Palooka
Piker - (1) a cheapskate (2) a coward
Pill - an unlikable person
Pinch - To arrest
Pipe down - stop talking
Pushover - A person easily convinced or seduced
Putting on the Ritz - after the Ritz hotel in Paris; doing something in high style
Rag-a-muffin - a dirty or disheveled individual
Razz- to make fun of
Ritzy - Elegant (from the hotel)
Rubes - money or dollars
Sap - a fool
Says you - a reaction of disbelief
Scram - Ask someone to leave immediately
Sheba - A woman with sex appeal (from the move Queen of Sheba) or (e.g. Clara Bow)
Sinker - a doughnut
Speakeasy - An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor
Spiffy - An elegant appearance
Stuck On - Having a crush on
Swanky - Ritzy
Swell - Wonderful. Also: a rich man
Take for a Ride - To drive off with someone in order to bump them off
Tin Pan Alley - the music industry in New York, located between 48th and 52nd street
Tomato - a female
Torpedo - A hired gun
Upchuck - To vomit
Wet Blanket - a solemn person, a killjoy
What's eating you? - What's wrong
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION RUBRIC
(YOU WILL NEED THIS PAPER THE DAY OD PRESENTATIONS Ė DECEMBER 3rd)
Each slide contained a picture, slides were easy to read and visually pleasing
Slides had a picture and information
Few pictures, too much or too little information on slides
No pictures, information on slides was irrelevant
5 or less
Quality of Info Presented
Information was relevant, informative, interesting, and historically accurate
The information was accurate and was relevant to the topic
Information was directly from the book, no additional research
Little information given or historically inaccurate
5 or less
Did not read from slides or cards, expert on subject, comfortable in front of class
Occasionally read from slides or cards, good knowledge of subject
Read from slides or cards, added some additional information
Directly read from slides or cards, did not appear to know subject
5 or less
Opener, Music, Overall Flow
Attention grabber, included music, presentation flowed
Music included, weak attention grabber, presentation flowed
No music, presentation lacking key presentation elements
Nothing grabbed audienceís attention, no music, awkward flow
Completely filled out with interesting facts
Mostly filled out
Missing more than 5 facts
4 or less