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									    Education and
   Popular Culture

Chapter 13
Section 3
Pages 446-451
Objectives

 Describe the popular culture of
  the 1920s.
 Explain why youth-dominated
  decade came to be called the
  Roaring Twenties.
Main Idea

 The  mass media, movies, and
 spectator sports played important
 roles in creating the popular
 culture of the 1920s – a culture
 that many artists and writers
 criticized.
Why It Matters Now

 Much  of today’s popular culture
 can trace its roots to the popular
 culture of the 1920s.
Education
   High School Enrollments
     1914 = 1 million
     1926 = 4 million

 Prosperity
 Vocational training
Education

 Teaching  immigrant children
 Spoke no English
 Taxes increase
 Total cost in 1925 = $2.7 billion a
  year
US Dept of Education
 $71.5 billion per year
 14,600 school districts
 approximately 54 million students
 nearly 9.9 million postsecondary
  students
   http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/index.html?src=ln
PA Dept of Education
   Basic Education Funding for 2005-2006 is
    $4,492,184,000
   http://www.pdeinfo.state.pa.us/education_budget/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=71004&education_budgetNav=|4869|&ed
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North Penn School District
 Budget, Taxes, Per Pupil Costs
  2005-2006 budget—$169,679,139
 Per pupil costs—$12,846
Expanding News Coverage
 Sensational tabloid headlines
 National chain newspapers
 Mass-circulation magazines
  Reader’s Digest
  Time
Radio Comes of Age
 Most powerful medium
 1st commercial station KDKA in Pittsburgh,
  PA
 News as it happened
 Larger world appears
     Voice of our president
     World Series live
New Heroes and Old Dreams
1929,$4.5 billion spent on entertainment
Golden Age of Sports

   Babe Ruth
                              Ty Cobb
   Red Grange
                              Bill Tilden
   Jack Dempsey
                              Knute Rockne
   Gertrude Ederle
                              Lou Gehrig
   Andrew “Rube” Foster
   Helen Wills
The power of the individual to improve their life
Lindbergh’s Flight
 1stnonstop solo flight of the Atlantic
 $25,000 prize
 Spirit of St. Louis
 New York to Paris
 33 hours and 29 minutes
 Represented bravery and honesty in
  an age of sensationalism, excess, and
  crime
Film
        The  Jazz Singer,
         1927
        Disney’s
         Steamboat Willie,
         1928
        These talkies
         double movie
         attendance
Plays

 The    Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill
    forces reflection on isolation,
    confusion, and family conflict
   Eugene O’Neill was one of the greatest
    playwrights in American history.
Music
 George Gershwin
  merges traditional
  elements with American
  jazz
 Rhapsody in Blue, An
  American in Paris and
  Concerto in F
     Painters
   Edward Hopper paints empty streets and lonely people
Painters
 Georgia
 O’Keefe
 Manhattan
 1932
 Georgia O'Keeffe
 Smithsonian
 American Art
 Museum
Writers
 Sinclair Lewis –
  1st Nobel Prize in
  literature
 Ridicules
  conformity and
  materialism in
  novel Babbit
Writers
 F. Scott Fitzgerald
 Coins term “Jazz
  Age” to describe the
  1920s
 This Side of
  Paradise and the
  Great Gatsby
 Reveals the
  negative aspects of
  wealthy, attractive
  socialites in NYC
Writers
           Edna St. Vincent Millay
           Celebrates youth and a
            life of independence
            from traditional
            constraints
Writers    Ernest Hemingway
           Criticizes the
            glorification of war
           Tough, simplified
            style of writing
            setting a new
            literary standard.
           The Sun Also Rises
           A Farewell to Arms

								
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