The Wrenshall sophomore class took a trip back to the past recently – to the days of 1928 Chicago.
The class jumped into a time-machine and traveled back to the days of jazz, gangsters, prohibition, and flappers. Each student was given the assignment to research a person from the 1920s and portray that person at a Great Gatsby-Meets-Chicago-style party.
“We enjoyed a dinner party at Roxy’s speakeasy in Chicago where people like Owney Madden, Zelda Fitzgerald and Goose Gosling got all dolled-up for the event,” said social studies teacher Denise North. “There were quite a few characters ‘on the lam,’ or fleeing from the police, at the party. All of the students looked really ‘spiffy’ in their 1920s attire.”
The project involved students researching information about the 1920s and a specific person they could portray at the party. Each student brought in 1920s-style foods and beverages (all legal, of course) and spent an hour talking, eating, and dancing the 1920s away.
“All of the students participated and did a great job acting their parts,” added North.