MIDLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH 11 2009-2010 ERSALESI 1920’s Mini-Research Paper THIS HANDOUT AVAILABLE ONLINE AT MY FACULTY PAGE ON THE MPHS WEBSITE: http://www.midlandparkschools.k12.nj.us/6677129104537/site/default.asp The 1920's was a time of great cultural change. Nationwide attitudes about many cultural and societal ideals were constantly changing. Your assignment in this mini-research paper will be to choose a short story from the The Jazz Age and reflect upon its historical accuracy with respect to cultural ideals. (Sample ideals: Art, Business/Economy, Crafts, Dance, Fashion, Food, Gardening, Jewelry, Literature, Hairstyles, Health, Law and Order, Movies, Music, Politics, Prohibition, Religion, Science, Sports). This is to be a 3-page paper with the full MLA treatment. You are expected to use (at minimum) 3 sources (2 online; 1 traditional). You are to use NoodleBib for the writing process. Timeline for Completion Wednesday – Friday (11/18 – 11/20) – Choose and read a short story. Monday – Wednesday (11/23 – 11/25) – Determine and research your cultural ideal Monday – Friday (11/03 – 12/4) – Write your paper in Media Center To facilitate ease in selecting a short story, I have provided some samples. All of these are pre- approved. If you find an alternate, you must have it approved by me before moving forward with your paper. The links below will take to you online texts. In some instances, you will find entire collections of short stories; in other instances, you will find just the short story. You will have three days in the Media Center to peruse all of the selections and make your determination. By the end of class Friday, you must have chosen AND COMPLETELY READ your selection. The following links will take you to the full text of each story. The Best Short Stories of 1920 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22091/22091-h/22091-h.htm The Best Short Stories of 1921 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18709/18709-h/18709-h.htm Bernice Bobs Her Hair - Fitzgerald http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/bernice/bernice.html Miss Brill – Mansfield http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/MissBril.shtml A Telephone Call – Parker http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/teleycal.html The Garden Party – Mansfield http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/TheGardenParty.html A Haunted House – Woolf http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/haunths.html The Golden Honeymoon – Lardner http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/TheGoldenHoneymoon.html The Haircut – Lardner http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/haircut.html The Tryst of the White Lady – Montgomery http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24878/24878-h/24878-h.htm#The_Tryst_of_the_White_Lady The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Fitzgerald http://www.readbookonline.net/read/690/10628/ If none of the above selections appeal to you, you may use Wikipedia. Wikipedia lists short stories by year. They do not provide full text. After you read the Wiki synopsis, you will need to Google-search to see if the full text is available online anywhere. Please note that these selections are not all pre-approved. You will need to see me before proceeding with your selection. 1920: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1920_short_stories 1921: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1921_short_stories 1922: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1922_short_stories 1923: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1923_short_stories 1924: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1924_short_stories 1925: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1925_short_stories 1926: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1926_short_stories 1927: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1927_short_stories 1928: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1928_short_stories 1929: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1929_short_stories PLEASE NOTE: Remember that your time in the Media Center is a privilege. I believe it is in your best interest as beginning writers to have teachers available while you are working. However, if your time is not being spent properly (working solely on this project), this will become an at-home project and due dates will be moved forward, thus ending your ability to have questions answered on demand.
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