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HAPS Classroom Turned Into “Speakeasy”

By Staff, 04/25/17 4:26 PM

HOPE – Tony Hooker’s social study classes at Hope Academy of Public Service have been studying the era of Prohibition and the Roaring Twenties.

The students got an inkling of part of the era when their classroom was turned into a “speakeasy” where entrance was by password.

One of the key lessons was in social communication, since students who did not know the password had to learn it from someone who knew, much as entrance to the illegal nightclubs of the era was obtained.

The students learned the basis for the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution and the Volstead Act which was used to enforce it.image

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