These 5 Songs:1920's

(In School)

Carolyn German

Provider Type
Program Type
Other (please indicate)
Audience / Populations
Integrated Curriculum
Literacy / Reading
History / Social Studies
Music, theatre

Program Scheduling Details

Max # of Participants
Large Ensemble
Program Duration
60 minutes
Space Requirements
10 ' x 10' clear area in front of students
During School Hours
Per-event fee (Please indicate below)
Scheduling / Booking Contact
Carolyn German
Program Activities / Description
Teaching Artist Carolyn German will present 5 recordings of songs of the 1920ʼs era, each one having a specific connection to the history of the era. Students will be encouraged to sing along with some, and (for the 5th grade version) to learn a popular dance of the era, all with the over-arching goal of highlighting the distinguishing characteristics/events of the era. Students in the high school version, will also be encouraged to connect current social patterns and current events with the norms and events of the 1920ʼs. -Topics touched on include: Womenʼs Suffrage Move from Rural to Urban settings Prohibition Jazz (Roots and Influence) Rise of Consumerism/Automobile Rise of Radio Harlem Renaissance Great Depression -Format provides: Critical Thinking Skills : Evaluation of Evidence Interpretation of Primary Sources Construction of Sound Historical Perspectives