Katelyn Plymire, left, and Bryce Eisenhower perform The Charleston for their peers during their class presentation about the Roaring ’20s.
Katelyn Plymire, left, and Bryce Eisenhower perform The Charleston for their peers during their class presentation about the Roaring '20s. (Nikelle Snader)

Students in tenth grade at Eastern York High School got a "field trip" to the Roaring '20s when Jon Reichard's U.S. History II class transformed the library into an atmosphere that could have been found in speakeasies across the United States during the decade.

Reichard said the students researched and presented about famous personalities during the decade during their class times, which culminated in the library presentation for other students Friday.

Among others, students in the class impersonated Al Capone, Shirley Temple, boxer Gene Tunney and Henry Ford and presented short dialogues to other students visiting the libraries.

The class also performed and taught The Charleston, a famous dance of the era.

Students pour out of the "club" to a typical warning from the ’20s, bellowed by teacher Jon Reichard: "Gotta get out! It’s the
Students pour out of the "club" to a typical warning from the '20s, bellowed by teacher Jon Reichard: "Gotta get out! It's the fuzz!"

Reichard said he tries to change the unit a little bit each year to keep it exciting.

"I try to make it a little more of a production," Reichard said.

- Reach Nikelle Snader at nsnader@yorkdispatch.com.



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