Bridging the gap

By: Tristan, gage, and Lexi

The open boat by crane

It's a story about a crew of men on a boat. They are stranded and they have to row the boat the shore. They spot a light house and start rowing towards it. The current was to strong so they weren't making any progress so the captain decides to pull back. The try again once they see people on the land but they can't make it, the boat can't keep them above water for much longer so they try again. The boat starts to sink and everyone jumps out but the captain holds on to the boat. They start to swim to shore and they all make it except one of them.

“A White Heron” by Jewwet

"A White Heron”, by Jewwet, is a story of loyalty. A girl named Sylvia, and her cow, were walking their trail back home during sundown. A man startles them and asks the girl if he can stay where she stays, for the night. They stay at Sylvia's grandmothers and the man speaks of how he is hunting for a white heron. The girl knows of the heron and sets out the next morning to find where it is before the man awakes. When she comes back home she tells nothing of where the heron is showing loyalty to the heron.

"The triumph of the egg" by Anderson

"The Triumph of the Egg” by Anderson

the story of a childhood memory that has in a profound way shaped its narrator’s moral outlook. The father’s loss engenders in the son a sense of tragedy and irresolution and a conviction that “the egg”—the source and symbol of that loss—completely and utterly triumphs over life.


The open boat by crane:

"The oiler, guiding with one of the two oars in the boat, sometimes raised himself suddenly to keep away from the water that poured in. It was a thin little oar, and it often seemed ready to break."

" Cook,” remarked the captain, “there doesn’t seem to be any sign of life about the house.”

"The shore was before him, and he looked at it and understood with his eyes each detail of it."

"These waves were frightfully rapid and tall; and each boiling, white top was a problem in the small boat."

"As each wave came, and she rose for it, she seemed like a horse leaping over a high fence. The manner of her ride over these walls of water is a thing of mystery. Each wave required a new leap, and a leap from the air."

“A White Heron” by Jewwet:

Social tendency-“"I have been hunting for some birds," the stranger said kindly, "and I have lost my way, and need a friend very much. Don't be afraid," he added gallantly. "Speak up and tell me what your name is, and whether you think I can spend the night at your house, and go out gunning early in the morning."

- “There was the huge tree asleep yet in the paling moonlight, and small and silly Sylvia began with utmost bravery to mount to the top of it, with tingling, eager blood coursing the channels of her whole frame, with her bare feet and fingers, that pinched and held like bird's claws to the monstrous ladder reaching up, up, almost to the sky itself.”

Advancements of time period-”though she wore a loud bell she had made the discovery that if one stood perfectly still it would not ring. So Sylvia had to hunt for her until she found her, and call Co' ! Co' ! with never an answering Moo, until her childish patience was quite spent.”

Pop culture-“A little girl was driving home her cow, a plodding, dilatory, provoking creature in her behavior, but a valued companion for all that.”

-”It was a surprise to find so clean and comfortable a little dwelling in this New England wilderness.”

The triump of the egg

They all wore sweaters and shirt waists with round Dutch collars. It was a pattern.

He liked the round Dutch collars above their sweaters. He liked their silk stockings and flat shoes. He liked their bobbed hair and the way they walked.

His father was in the real estate business and always wanted the car to be at his command when he required it to take clients out into the country to show them a piece of farm property.

Before Krebs went away to the war he had never been allowed to drive the family motor car.

He would have liked to have a girl but he did not want to have to spend a long time getting her. He did not want to get into the intrigue and the politics. He did not want to have to do any courting.

Advancements of the time


First rail road tracks get laid down


Kodak camera


Model T

stop sign

smoke detectors

Ferris wheel

bottle cap



1910-1920: First Traffic Light

Spanish Flu Pandemic

Daylight Saving Time Introduced

first tanks used in war

first crossword puzzle

first moving assembly line

first transcontinental telephone

oreos are invented

parachutes are invented

structure of the atom is found

Social tendencies


people weren't socially shy, they spent more time outdoors, all family worked for the benefit of the whole, work was dirty and physical, expected to join the army when needed, part of community


A quarter of the nation's railroads went bankrupt; in some cities, unemployment among industrial workers exceeded 20 or even 25 percent.

In the bitter winter months, some poor families starved and others became wanderers. Unemployed "tramps" crisscrossed the countryside, walking or hiding on freight trains. Many appeared at the back doors of middle-class houses, pleading for work or food.


The Twenties witnessed the large scale use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, and marked significant changes in lifestyle and culture.

The 1920s were a period of significant change for women. The 19th amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote, and women began to pursue both family life and careers of their own. Notions of modern womanhood and fashion were redefined by the flappers.

The 1930's was a time of major class differences. Because of the Depression. many Americans became a part of the lower classes.

Part of the "Normalaties" of life was for women to dress nicely. Though it was a time of great hardships in the country, women were still supposed to have a good upkeep of their families and the social status.

Pop culture


Uncle Toms Cabin was nation swaying, plays and theatre was common entertainment, Baseball and rise of sports, old country folk song.


The first issue of "Der Eigene," the first gay journal in the world, is published by Adolf Brand. F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, presumably in formal wear.The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece. Dreamy weightlifter Launceston Elliot was a hit with the crowd.


Popular culture in the 1920s was characterized by innovation in film, visual art and architecture, radio, music, dance, fashion, literature, and intellectual movements.

The movie industry skyrocketed in the 1920s with the growth of Hollywood and downtown movie theaters. Silent films gradually came to be replaced by "talkies" in the late '20s.

Jazz music and the dance clubs that played it became widely popular in the 1920s.

Music has always been a source of happiness in any time period. During the 1930’s ,we were looking for a way to forget about our troubles and be happy. We danced and laughed to our favorite songs and since most could not get jobs this happened often. Some of people's most memorable moments were when they would group together and get lost in song.