Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 17 January 2017 > Webpicks

Ben Affleck's gangster film Live By Night is a great opportunity to introduce your classes to the period of Prohibition.

Live By Night centres on the organised crime gangs which profited from Prohibition by producing or importing illicit alcohol and running underground bars called speakeasies.

The film's website has a perfect lesson on Prohibition ready to use – it's an online slideshow presentation, all written, and usable from B1. It gives insight into the reasons for Prohibition (World War One, domestic violence…), the problems it provoked (gang warfare) and its eventual abolition.