As a team, decide which team member will be responsible for each section of the research. The areas which need to be researched include: fashion, entertainment, dining/decorations, and interests.
You are not limited to the links that have been provided. Feel free to do some research on your own. Remember--not all sites are credible!
Your job is to research the history of fashion in the 1920's. This includes men and women's clothing, accessories, hair styles, and facial hair styles. Feel free to include information that is not asked for on the fashion sheet.
Your job is to research the different types of entertainment in the 1920's. This includes music, theater, sports, and film. Entertainment was a major part of the decade. If you would like to include more information than is required on the sheet, you are more than welcome to do so.
Dining and Decoration:
Your job is to research the different types of foods and decorations in the 1920's. This includes types of food, types of drinks, new foods, the way food was served, and the ways in which people decorated their homes. You are not limited to only answering the questions on the sheet.
Dining and Decoration Links:
Your job is to research the different interests of the people in the 1920's. This includes everything from games to the latest fads to slang terms. You are welcome to include more information than is required on the sheet.
Now that you have completed your individual component, it is time to compile your information in the format of a poster or PowerPoint presentation. This poster/PowerPoint will be presented to the entire corporation to be voted upon before it is presented to Mr. Fitzgerald. Do remember that Mr. Fitzgerald is a wealthy man who enjoys excitement. Above all, this party must be modern (not 2007 modern, 1920's modern). Please include a list of activities that your guests might engage in, what they are to wear, which foods will be served, and the type of entertainment to be provided. Choose a date and time for your party--a Saturday evening party might be quite different from a Tuesday afternoon party.
You may alter the year from 1924 if you wish to do so. Be sure that if you choose to throw a party in 1921 that it isn't filled with fads and new foods that were created later in the decade.
Each team member must include 2-4 images representative of their research on the team poster with a brief description of the photo.
THE POSTER MUST INCLUDE:
- 8-16 images (photos, clip art, drawings, etc.)
- description of each image chosen
- date and time of the party
- list of food items/menu (minimum of 3 appetizers, 3 main course options, and 3 desserts)
- list of entertainment options (minimum of 3 items)
- list of conversational tidbits (minimum of 5 items)
- list of clothing/accessories to be worn (minimum of 6 items--3 for men, 3 for women)
- YOU MAY WORK TOGETHER TO COMPLETE THE LISTS
You are now ready to prepare your presentation. You are trying to persuade your colleauges to vote for your presentation. Getting colleagues to vote for you means more business for you and your team and the potential to receive additional compensation from the boss. Your presentation should be brief: you only have four to five minutes to present your poster to the other teams; make sure you are concise and use appropriate word choice. Be sure to rehearse the presentation before you get up in front of your colleagues; you do not want to make a complete fool out of yourself unless you know it will enhance your presentation. Good Luck!