Al Capone, Prohibition, and the St. Valentine's Massacre
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This 1920s prohibition lesson plan focuses Al Capone, the rise of gangsters, and ultimately, how prohibition led to the St. Valentine's Massacre. Covering the history of the temperance movement, the 18th amendment, and how it impacted America during the '20s, especially with the rise of organized crime and Scarface. In the video that students watch they are asked to consider the causes and effects of prohibition on America in the 1920s.
What Students Do
Inquiry lesson analyzing primary sources to understand the effects of prohibition on America. Students view political cartoons, a report from a medical doctor, labor union leaders, and more to understand why people supported and opposed prohibition before making a catchy slogan to repeal or support prohibition in this 1920s lesson plan.
Analyze primary sources: visual and text, creative writing, and making conclusions.
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