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The 'Boom'

OCR GCSE History B: USA 1919-1941
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David Rawlings

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The 'Boom' - 1920s
What caused the economic 'boom' in the 1920s?
Lesson Aim:

To explain the causes of the economic 'boom' in the 1920s.
Bronze: Can name causes of the boom.
Silver: Can explain the causes of the boom.
Gold: Can fully explain why each factor led to the boom.
C/D
B
A
Starter:
You have until the end of the song to write down what these stand for (back of book):
L
A
C
K
P
A
N
T
S
Ten
Six
Four
Remember to follow the yellow brick road with 6 mark questions:
Because
Because
Because
Explain the reasons for the economic boom in America in the 1920s. [6 marks]
3 paragraphs:
First reason + explain it
Second reason + explain it
Third reason + explain it
Explain the reasons for the economic boom in America in the 1920s. [6 marks]
10 minutes
Mark Scheme
Level 2: Explains two reasons or develops one explained reason. [4-5 marks]

Level 3: Explains and develops at least two reasons. [5-6 marks]
Swap books with the person next to you to mark their answer:
We're looking for any of LACK PANTS.
You have to give a reason and explain it.
1 mark for a reason, 1 mark for the explanation.
For 6 marks explain 3 reasons in detail.
Homework:
Explain the improvements in technology that led to the economic boom of the 1920s. [6 marks]
Now give your partner WWW and EBI feedback:
What did they do well?
How could they improve?
Did all Americans benefit from the 'boom'?
Lesson Aim:

To explain who missed out during the 'boom'.
Bronze: Can identify who missed out during the boom.
Silver: Can explain why they missed out.
Gold: Can evaluate how far the 'boom' benefited America.
C/D
B
A
The distribution of income in 1925.
20
SOURCE
32% of wealth goes to 5% of population
10% of wealth goes to 42% of population
What is the message of this cartoon?
M
"The main message of the cartoon is... "
Finished
Own Knowledge
Look at all details in the cartoon.
Think about who it is FOR or AGAINST.
This will help you to identify the
message
the cartoonist was trying to make.
Details from the cartoon
Take 2 minutes to identify the message
Message
Identify the message.
What do you know that supports this message?
Think about:
The characters involved;
The date of the cartoon.
What details in the cartoon also support your message?
Be OBSERVANT!
Look at every detail and read the caption if there is one.
This should be a clear political message.
Well done!
You're now an expert at evaluating cartoons!
Now practice, practice, practice!
[7 marks]
D
What is the message of this cartoon?
Review:
Swap your answer with the person next to you.
Use
3 colours
to highlight the Message, Own Knowledge and Details from the cartoon.
Have they used MOD?
Did they do well?
Give your partner WWW and EBI feedback.
Did all Americans benefit from the 'boom'?
On the one hand...
On the other hand...
How far did all Americans benefit from the economic boom of the 1920s? [10 marks]
10 mark questions are all about making a JUDGEMENT and giving a BALANCED answer.
three
two
one
JUDGEMENT
How far did all Americans benefit from the economic boom of the 1920s? [10 marks]
In your introduction make a
judgement
on the question.
E.g. Many Americans did benefit from the economic boom in the 1920s, however, large groups, such as farmers, missed out.
Opinion
Use the question in your judgement
How far did all Americans benefit from the economic boom of the 1920s? [10 marks]
How far did all Americans benefit from the economic boom of the 1920s? [10 marks]
On the one hand...

Give reasons to support one side of the question.
E.g. Generally rich, urban Americans benefited from the economic boom. This was because...
On the other hand...

Give reasons to support the other side of the question.
E.g. On the other hand, large groups of Americans did not benefit from the boom. Farmers, for example, missed out because...
BOOM BINGO
laissez-faire
model-T ford
assembly line
advertising
credit
tariffs
farmers
share confidence
new consumer goods
Write down 6 of these
knowledge
position of USA
WW1
Herbert Hoover
The Boom - Revision Lesson
Learning Objectives:

K: Causes & consequences of the 'boom'
U: Who did well and who missed out
S: Revision tips & tricks
Bronze: Can describe the boom
Silver: Can explain factors to do with the boom
Gold: Can compare factors and assess which was the most important in a balanced argument
C/D
B
A
1. Who was President of the USA during the 'boom'?
2. Name the car mass produced by Henry Ford.
3. What manufacturing technique did they use to make them?
4. Name 3 'New consumer goods'.
5. America did really well in the 1910s because of which conflict?
6. What made imported goods more expensive, meaning that Americans bought from American companies?
7. What did they call 'buy now, pay later' schemes?
Quick Quiz
Have a go at these in the back of your book...
The 'Mind Palace'
Link Method
Visualise what you want to remember!
Let's try it with LACK PANTS
Laissez-faire
Assembly Line
Credit
Knowledge
Position of USA
Advertising
New Consumer Goods
Tariffs
Share confidence
Homework:
Revise for 4/6/10 test on the 'Boom'.
Use your 'mind palace' to remember information.
REVISION TASK:
In order to re-cap and go over everything we've done so far,
work through the questions in your work-booklet from p.1 - 12.

I'll come round and help you out.
How confident do you feel with the topic?
Is there anything you'd like to go over again.
Make sure you are aware of how well you are learning!
The 'Boom' - Review
So, you should now know:
The causes of the economic boom.
The consequences of the boom.
Who did well and who missed out during the boom.
Make sure you check your understanding!
At GCSE we have 3 types of questions...
The economic policy of the Republican government at the time was not to regulate American businesses. They believed that businesses should be free to act as they saw fit and not be interfered with by the government.
This meant that businesses were free to expand as much as they wished. They didn't have to spend money meeting government standards or have to pay high taxes. Therefore businesses grew rapidly in the 1920s.
EXPLAIN TASK
Lesson Aim: To plan an answer to the question: 'Were new consumer goods most responsible for the economic boom in America in the 1920s?'
10 mark question
Reasons why new consumer goods were important:
Other factors that caused the boom:
Conclusion:
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Explain
Task: Explain who missed out on the 'boom'.
1. Farmers
2. Coal Miners
3. Textile workers
Note work
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