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Recall the Prohibition Years of the 1920s and 1930s

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Let RetroSparX spark your memory of Prohibition with Thou Shalt Not Drink! The Temperance movement and the laws of Prohibition that it spawned marked a time of great contradiction across Europe and North America. While a somewhat puritanical attitude toward the evils of alcohol swept through society, many took to their basements to distill their own spirits or found their way to illicit drinking clubs. Read about this fascinating era of jazz, gangsters and moonshine.

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This RetroSparX Memory Game Unit at a Glance

Subject Category: Historical Events

Featured Date Range: 1920s - 1930s

Number of pages to print: 8

Included: memory-stimulating narrative, 2 memory games for the cocktail hour, answer key

Completion time: 30 - 50 minutes (approximate)

Memory Games for Seniors Included in this Unit

RetroSparX Find Your Match activity icon
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Shaken or Stirred (Find Your Match memory game) - Match cocktail shakers to martini glasses to reveal classic cocktails, many of which were mixed and enjoyed in the speakeasies of the 1920s.

Features of Shaken or Stirred

  • 2 pages of classic cocktails that will have you pining for olives and maraschino cherries!
  • colourful graphics; large print for easy reading
  • easy to complete for both the occasional drinker and the happy hour regulars!
  • can be completed individually or collaboratively with a group
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline, with mild dementia or (with a bit of support) with moderate dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Find Your Match memory game sample
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Gin & Sin (Grid Magic memory game) - Solve clues to discover some of the enduring personalities, phrases and innovations that came out of the Prohibition era, and the name of one of the most famous illegal drinking clubs in the United States will be revealed.

Features of Gin & Sin

  • 3-page throwback to the Prohibition era
  • bold, creative graphics; large print for easy completion
  • relatively easy to complete, especially for those intrigued by the many contradictions of the Jazz Age
  • can be tackled individually or collaboratively in a group
  • suitable for seniors with no cognitive decline or with mild dementia
  • answer key is included
See a Grid Magic memory game sample