Varying the way material is presented to students can make it easier for students to learn. One way to present vocabulary to students is to create puzzles and flash cards. This month’s featured word list for A2Z Puzzler features vocabulary related to the history and culture of the 1920′s and 1930s.
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Want to know more about the 1920s/1930s bonus word list? Check out these flash card fronts and flash card backs created with the list. To use them, just print the fronts. Then flip the pages and feed them back through your printer to print the other side. A2Z Puzzler aligns the words and definitions, so they are back to back when printed.
The flash card set can also be used to create cards for other games, such as concentration and Go Fish.
This is the complete list of words and definitions found in this set:
18th Amendment – What constitutional amendment banned the making, selling, drinking, or transporting of alcoholic beverages in the United States?
1929 – What year did the stock market crash?
Aaron Copeland- Who was a musician of the 1920′s?
ABC – What is the abbreviation for Alcohol, Beverage, Control?
Alexander Graham Bell – Who invented the telephone?
Bessie Smith – Who was a black jazz singer of the 1920′s?
bootlegger – What is a person called who makes and sells alcoholic beverages illegally?
David Sarnoff – Who invented the television? (eventually)
discrimination – What is the word used for “favoring one group of people over another”?
Duke Ellington – Who was a black jazz musician of the 1920′s?
F. Scott Fitzgerald – Who was a writer of the 1920′s who wrote “The Great Gatsby”, a book on the Roaring Twenties?
FDR – Who was President during the 1930′s who began the New Deal?
G-men – What were Prohibition cops called that fought the gangsters and bootleggers?
Geogia O’Keefe – Who was a 1920′s painter of desert scenes of the Southwestern U.S.? (hint: skull)
George Gershwin - Who was a musician of the 1920′s?
Great Depression - What was the period of the 1930′s and 1940′s called when the economy was really bad?
Harlem - What was the borough of New York City called where the rebirth of black art and music was begun?
Harlem Renaissance - What was the period of the rebirth of art and culture of the blackman called? (hint: named for New York)
Henry Ford - Who invented the automobile?
Jacob Lawrence - Who was a black writer of the 1920′s?
Jazz Age - What was the name of the 1920′s due to the music that was born in the U.S. at that time?
John Steinbeck - Who was a writer of the 1930′s who wrote “The Grapes of Wrath”.
Langston Hughes - Who was a black author and poet of the 1920′s?
Louis Armstrong - Who was a black jazz musician known as “Satchmo”?
Mafia or Cosa Nostra - What was the name of the Mob that began with Prohibition?
Marconi - Who invented the wireless communications (radio)?
New Deal - What was the name of Roosevelt’s program to end the Great Depression of the 1930′s called?
Prohibition - What is the period of American History called in which making, selling, transporting, or drinking of alcoholic beverages were illegal?
rural - What does one call an area that is country and not city?
Social Security - What program was begun to provide an income for older Americans called?
speakeasy - What was an illegal bar called during the 1920′s?
Stock Market Crash - What event led to the Great Depression in the United States? (hint: 1929)
suburban - What does one call the area around a city?
urban - What does one call the area that has to do with a city?
Wright Brothers - Who invented the airplane? (hint: NC)