Before we get to far into the "Roaring Twenties", we are going to take a brief look at an article from 2007 about the Spanish Flu (and make some eerie observations about our present situation).
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 also set the tone for labour relations during the decade and highlighted the huge gap between the rich and the working poor.
Here are a few "Hep Facts" about Canada in the 1920s to help set the scene for our next few lessons. Let's also get in the groove and start using some 1920s slang :)
To set the mood, we are going to delve back into the Canadiana Scrapbooks and take a very quick overview of the decade. The answers to these questions will guide your learning.
We are going how best to use the PERSIAT+G model to organize our information, as we start to build the skill set necessary to write an effective research essay. We will look at both of these sources, one which portrays the 1920s as mostly positive (which is the common perception), and one that has a more negative view of the decade. I would like you to organize this information using a PERSIAT chart (one for each of the sources).