A Lesson on the Roaring ’20s

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Showing off their retro style with flapper dresses, pinstripes, cloche hats and brightly colored scarves, Riverhead Middle School eighth-graders recently culminated a social studies unit on turbulent decades with a 1920s-themed party. 

The classroom fete capped off a study on the development of mass culture during the Roaring ’20s. Students researched famous trendsetters and innovators of the period and impersonated those figures at the event. 

“The party was a lot of fun for the students,” said teacher Kevin Hewkin. “It was a nice way to recap what they learned about 1920s culture and historical figures.”