The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties took center stage for St. Mary’s Dominican High School students in English teacher Erin Baker’s class. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which offers a critical social history of America during that time, was the backdrop for student presentations on the era’s culture, literature, evolution of Jazz music, fashion, Prohibition and crime. A student-produced video featured student portrayals of Amelia Earhart, Al Capone, Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the class participated in a Shim Sham dance lesson.