Friday, May 28, 2010

Magazine Covers

To begin our research, the students in our Language Arts class received a list of major topics from the 1920s - things that made the news. They read a bit here and there on these issues and events, and then chose a favorite topic to create a magazine about. Their task was to create a magazine cover based on a certain subject. Here are some examples.

Winnie the Pooh

By: Amy J

Winnie the Pooh is a funny and entertaining movie and TV episodes. The man who played Winnie the Pooh is an original voice of Sterling Holloway and Paul Winchell is the voice recorder for a hopping happy, Tigger. The man who made this all begin was a British storyteller. The author is A.A Milne and the Illustrator is E.H Shepard. This all began when it was published in the 14 October in 1926.

Alan Alexander Milne was born on the 18th of January 1882 in Hampstead, London. A.A Milne was the youngest out of the three sons. In 1913 Milne married Dorothy de Selincourt, the God-daughter of Punch editor, Owen Seaman. He graduated from Cambridge in 1903.

They have a lot of songs in the episodes and one that is always in the movie and episode is the theme song for Winnie the pooh the lyrics are: Deep in the hundred acre wood, Where Christopher Robin plays, you’ll find the enchanted neighborhood, Of Christopher's childhood days. A donkey named Eeyore is his friend, And Kanga, and little Roo. There's Rabbit, and Piglet, and there's Owl, But most of all Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie-the-Pooh, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. He's Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie-the-Pooh. Willy, nilly, silly, old bear.

Some of the cast was Sterling Holloway as Winnie the pooh, John Fiedler as Piglet, Jon Walsey as Chistopher Robin, Paul Winchell as Tigger, Hal Smith as owl, Ralph Wright as Eeyore, Junius Matthews as Rabbit, Barbara Luddy as Kanga, and Clint Howard as Roo.

An episode is “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day”. It was published in 1968 December 20th and was very popular. The running time for the Blustery Day is 25 minutes. The episode was directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman and produced by: Walt Disney.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flapper Style

By Shelby S. and Emily P.

Who- All the women in the 1920’s that had the fashion of short hair and really short dresses and skirts were called flappers. Their attitude was characterized by stark truthfulness, fast living, and sexual behavior.

What- At first, the dresses only rose and got shorter by a little bit, but by 1925 to 1927 a flapper’s skirt fell just below the knee (ohhh). The Gibson Girl, who prided herself on her long, beautiful, lush hair, was shocked when the flapper cut hers off. The short haircut was called the “bob” which was later replaced by an even shorter haircut, the “shingle” or “Eton” cut.

When- The 1920s is when everything started. Skirts got shorter and so did everyone’s hair. In 1925, the dresses became the shortest in the entire decade.

Where- Fashions were very easy to come by. You could go to a women’s clothing store and get all the newest things. Wow, some things have really changed, eh?

Why- Women were learning how to be more independent and were getting a lot more freedom. Where freedom is, fun follows. The women of the 1920s started to wear shorter dresses, cutting their hair shorter, and drinking more. It was time for women to have more say in things and more opportunities to have freedom and fun, and that’s exactly what they got.

How- The way women dressed in the 20s was representative of their new-found freedom. Also it was a very fun and sexy style, which was the way they acted in that time. Even though women advanced somewhat in the work force, they were still major sex symbols: the way they dressed and their new hair styles were ways of showing this.