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MADVERTISING – For class March 12/13

As you learned in your breakout, advertising was a big part of the growing consumer society in the 1920s.  Instead of just informing people about a product, 20s advertisers tried to influence consumers to buy products through the use of slogans, … Continue reading

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Classifying and Evaluating the Roaring 20s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … a famous opening of a Charles Dickens novel? (yes)  A description of Taft’s hairline?  (no … only the worst there)  A framework for a way to look at the … Continue reading

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WWI – Educate, Commemorate, Honor

After two weeks of diving into the role of WWI in America’s story, we are excited to see how you will educate, commemorate, and honor the role of WWI in America’s story.  As we close our current study of WWI … Continue reading

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Want more from the trenches “Over There”? Check it out …

So, Doughboy – how were the trenches? After today’s class, you hopefully have an idea about the challenges American had when they were part of the trench warfare in World War I – and remember, they didn’t have it nearly … Continue reading

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The War to End All Wars? PEACE after WWII … for March 6/7

Once the war ended, what happened?  An easy peace treaty meeting in Paris – typical, right?   Not so fast … For your next class, preview the peace process that came after the war by reading and watching some content concerning … Continue reading

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Get ready to go “OVER THERE” on Monday, March 4!

You should have a solid understanding of America’s entry into the Great War, including the rationale outlined by Woodrow Wilson in his war message to Congress. You also should understand the role that Americans played o the home front during … Continue reading

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The Great War OVER HERE – Preparation for the WWI Home Front

What was the impact of the Great War in the United States … and in Milwaukee?  Plenty! There are two video clips (with some embedded questions)  that you can use to prepare yourself for a next class activity on the … Continue reading

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Should the US Get Involved in the Great War? Preparation for February 22/25

SHOULD THE US GET INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WAR? War broke out in Europe in 1914, with the entire continent being affected by the “war to end all wars.” The United States did not get involved militarily until 1917, however. … Continue reading

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ASSESSMENT – Editorializing Imperialism

Should the United States have been an imperial nation? Draw your response! Overall target – I can evaluate American imperialism from multiple perspectives. I can create an original and effective editorial cartoon using cartooning techniques. You’ve seen a to of … Continue reading

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