March 6 was an exciting day for the 8th grade. As a culminating activity for a unit of study on the 1920's in Social Studies and a novel unit on The Black Duck in Language Arts, the students had a 20's day. They began their day viewing silent movie clips and eating foods first made in the decade. Next, they traveled downtown to enjoy the "Queen City Underground Tour", where they learned the history of Over the Rhine. The highlight of the tour was going underground to the proofing rooms and learning the effects of prohibition on this historic area. Upon returning to school, the eight graders continued their hands-on activities. They enjoyed taking a risk on the stock market, experiencing music of the nightlife of the times, and enjoying the comforts of homelife while learning about the radio.
The day ended with all dancing the Charleston. Everyone thought the day was "the bee's knees!"