The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as washing machines, and many modern ideas, like buying on credit.
Imagine you are a radio broadcaster assigned to write a script or interview for an upcoming public broadcast.
Choose one of the following topics connected to the 1920s:
- Red Scare
- Sacco and Vanzetti
- Volstead Act
- Al Capone
- Scopes Monkey Trial
- Ku Klux Klan
- Buying on credit
- Birth control clinics
- Films and celebrities
- Professional sports: baseball and boxing
As a radio broadcaster, write a 1920s broadcast script of approximately 750-1,000 words (uploaded to Classroom).
The news story must address the following:
- Detailed description of the topic and its significance to the time
- Implications for American society in terms of economic, social, and cultural trends
Incorporate at least 12 specific pieces of historical evidence from a minimum of 4 different primary and secondary sources included in your references.
Some possible sources include the required readings, supplemental readings and additional research using Proquest. Include in text citations for all historical facts within your radio broadcast script.
Format all sources using the APA Guidelines including a title and reference page. Note: Assignments without references will result in an automatic zero.
Optional: For an opportunity of earning up to two additional points, you can record a copy of your script or interview using AudioAce™.
- Go to http://host7721.mytruvirtual.com/AudioAceHHS/?v=2.
- Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: AudioAce Directions for help.
- Make sure to include the link with your assignment submission for accessing the recording.