Unit 5: Crisis and Change
Lesson D: Postwar Anxiety, Creativity, and Change
Activity 3: Consumers and the Media in the 1920s
New technologies in the 1920s allowed media like radio, film, and newspapers to reach an ever-expanding audience. Advertising became an important industry. As prosperity gradually returned to the post-war world, people could afford more consumer goods. Modern conveniences like automobiles, vacuum cleaners, and washing machines – once considered luxuries – became commonplace for middle class citizens. The entertainment industry grew, too, and people purchased radios and visited movie theaters. Advertisers used the new media to reach their consumers.
Presentation Activity - Consumers and the Media in the 1920s
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When you are ready, select the play button to learn about Consumers and the Media in the 1920s. As you view the presentation, select one advertisement to analyze from each section: automobiles, household innovations, and the entertainment industry. Answer the questions on your Student Resource: Consumers and the Media in the 1920s.
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