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									                            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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