Toast the Constitution!
Bring the people, places, and history of the Prohibition Era alive with these new interactive lessons. In “The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” your students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal. They will use their new knowledge as well as their drawing skills to get classmates to identify and define key terms in a game of Prohibition Pictionary. Finally, they will learn about the roles of historical figures from the era by taking on their identities for a dinner party. Use any or all of these hands-on, modular activities to teach this important part of our history.
Prohibition Lesson Plan Download
These lessons were developed in partnership with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia for their “American Spirits” exhibit. Resource distribution was made possible by the Center for Alcohol Policy.