5. The Roaring Twenties: a Decade of Social and Political Change – Ann Kuperberg
5 weeks, Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, and March 1 from 9 to 11 AM. The Roaring 20s abandoned previous restrictive lifestyles for liberated, inventive, and prosperous times. In this 5 week course, we will discuss the changes and their impact on politics, women voters, entertainment, new celebrities in literature, music, and sports. People like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin, Louis Armstrong, Babe Ruth, and even Al Capone, will be highlighted. There will be short DVD selections, weekly handouts, and “snacks appropriate to the era.” Class interaction is encouraged.
Ann Kuperberg is a resident of Saddlebrooke, and has presented in its ILR program for over 14 years. She was a public school teacher for many years, and was awarded Master Teacher status. Retiring to Saddlebrooke, she began writing short stories and poetry. Her poem on Thomas Jefferson caught the attention of Joel Walderstreicker, (founder of their ILR), who persuaded Ann to develop a course on the Founding Fathers. She has since developed more than half a dozen courses on America’s early history.