The Roaring 20s: A Unit Study

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We FINALLY wrapped up our WW1 study in history and have moved on to the roaring 20’s and the jazz age. I am far more excited about this study than the kids but that isn’t unusual since they have no idea what awesome plans I have in store for them!

I introduced the kids to the new dance craves of the 20’s- the Charleston and the Lindy, thank you YouTube you never let me down!  Then we watched the marvelous “Shipwreck” and his craze of flag pole sitting. The channel I found the flag pole sitting video also had other decade’s fads and crazes, I know I’ll be using it again.

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We read this sweet book, Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella By Shirley Hughes. Ella was Cinderella in the 20s jazz era. The kids loved it and loved making the comparisons to the familiar story. There was even a little twist at the end from the Disney version.

To wrap up the study we watched Princess and The Frog and snacked on beignets. img_0425

Recipe: Canned pizza dough, vegetable oil, powdered sugar

Cut the rolled out pizza dough in small 1-2 inch squares and place in 1-2 inches of hot oil. Flip often because they will brown quickly. Place on a paper towel covered plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar while still hot.

They are best when hot and even better with a little honey drizzled.

 

We really enjoyed the 20’s and it was a fun upbeat study before the study of the Great Depression which I am finding much harder to plan and not bring down the mood.

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